Decoda’s Summer Reading 2019 – Natasha
Date posted: July 17, 2019
I’ve always been an avid reader but this season of my life has been marked with a new genre of literature: children’s books. Since my toddler was born we have spent a portion of the day devoted to reading. As he’s aged he’s become more selective of which books he wants to read and which he doesn’t. To ensure he enjoys reading as much as I do he’s allowed to pick which books we read and how many times we read it (As you can guess I’ve memorized many books by now!). Here are some of the popular ones in our household at the moment:
Just One More by Jennifer Hansen Rolli
A book about a little girl named Ruby who always wants more until one day when “more” becomes too much. We love this book for its whimsical main character and the lesson it teaches about how just one is often enough.
Rain by Robert Kalan
The simple text and bold illustrations have made this a household favourite on rainy, sunny, and cloudy days.
One Gray Mouse by Katherine Burton and Kim Fernandes
We picked this up at the Little Free Library and after reading it twice on the park bench we just had to take it home. We love counting the items together and my son has yet to discover that the mouse is collecting items from each page. I anticipate this one will be a classic for years to come.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
A beloved classic in my childhood and now my son’s, we love building the anticipation for the moment the caterpillar metamorphosizes into a beautiful butterfly. For picky eaters I find this book to be a wonderful reminder that eating (healthy foods of course!) is key to growing big and strong.
Bread Bread Bread by Ann Morris
In this book we learn about the many people who eat, sell, buy and bake bread. My son is enthralled with the photographs and it’s a great introduction to the diverse food, culture, and traditions from around the world.
Wishing you all a wonderful summer of sunshine and reading!