Welcome to the eighth and final week of my toddler summer reading program. Each week for the past eight weeks, my daughter and I read at least five books a week together. In actuality, we usually ended up reading at least five books a day. In addition to my summer reading program, my daughter also took part in and completed the summer reading program at our local library. Every Thursday this summer, I have shared five of our favorite books. Here are our last five books.
Week 8 Books
- Huggy Kissy by Leslie Patricelli
- Mommy Mine by Tim Warnes and Jane Chapman
- Biscuit Storybook Collection by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and Pat Schories
- Time to Pee! by Mo Willems
- Scaredy-Cat, Splat! by Rob Scotton
For the final week of our summer reading program, my daughter and I focused on some favorite themes and authors. We revisited our favorite yellow dog, Biscuit, and read a new book about our favorite cat, Splat. We found another fun book by Leslie Patricelli and a super fun book about potty time by beloved author Mo Willems. We also read a fun book about mommies and babies.
Huggy Kissy by Leslie Patricelli is a universal tribute to love and affection in a board book full of instant appeal for little ones. In the book, Mommy lifts the baby up, Daddy kisses the baby on the tummy, and everyone wants to snuggle. My daughter and I both enjoyed the simple story as well as the bright, bold illustrations in this book featuring the beloved one-haired baby.
Mommy Mine by Tim Warnes and Jane Chapman is a simple story about all the different kinds of mommies in the animal world. Told in rhyme, the tale focuses on describing the different animal mothers with simple words: “Mommy huge. Mommy hairy. Mommy spiny. Mommy scary!” My daughter really like the repetition in the book and especially loved all the fun voices that I used to read the different descriptive words aloud.
Biscuit Storybook Collection
Biscuit Storybook Collection by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and Pat Schories is an anthology of stories featuring the lovable yellow pup, Biscuit. My daughter and I had read some of the stories previously for our toddler summer reading program. However, a few tales were completely new to us. As always, my daughter loved pointing out the balls and dogs on the pages. She also surprised me by knowing what a bone is. I would love to buy this book for my daughter to own as she gets older and starts reading by herself.
Time to Pee!
Time to Pee! by Mo Willems is a hilarious potty training book by the author of the Pigeon books. My husband first read the book to my daughter, and she apparently loved when he shouted some of the words to her. She also seemed to enjoy the story about potty training a second time when I read the book to her. If only Mo Willems would write a Pigeon potty book.
Scaredy-Cat, Splat! by Rob Scotton is a Halloween story in the Splat the Cat series of books. For Halloween, Splat is determined to be the scariest cat in the class. However, he is afraid of spiders, and his own spider costume is more funny than scary. When the teacher tells a ghost story in the dark, Splat gets so frightened that he knocks over his pumpkin. When the lights come back on, the entire class is scared by a small, black, furry creature with a big pumpkin head. My daughter, as always, loved pointing out the pumpkins on the pages of the book. And I just love Splat!
What books have you and your children read recently?
Huggy Kissy by Leslie Patricelli © 2013 Heather Johnson
Mommy Mine by Tim Warnes and Jane Chapman © 2013 Heather Johnson
Biscuit Storybook Collection by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and Pat Schories © 2013 Heather Johnson
Time to Pee! by Mo Willems © 2013 Heather Johnson
Scaredy-Cat, Splat! by Rob Scotton © 2013 Heather Johnson