I’m still reading The Princess Bride by William Goldman. Why? It’s easy and fun to read, so this is not the issue. It’s rather the pain killers I’ve had to take every few hours for almost two weeks that make me sleepy and are stealing me of my reading time. You see, I’m suffering from a nerve injury in my shoulder from a recent flu shot I got (of all things!). I think I’ll blog about it when I’m feeling better because there’s a good warning for everyone out there who needs a shot in their arm. Don’t learn the hard and painful way.
Nothing new since last week. :-(
– What I think I’ll read next
I think I’ll return One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez to the library, as I don’t feel in the mood to read it right now. But I have a lot of GREAT books in transit at the library and I’ll let you know what my next reading choice is next week’s WWW Wednesdays update. I have high hopes to be done with The Princess Bride by then!
My kids’ bookshelf
– What they’re currently reading
What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? by Steve Jenkins. This Caldecott Honor book shows you a different part of the body of several animals on each page spread. You have to guess which animal they belong to and how the animal uses that body part. Did you know the horned lizard can squirt blood out of its eyes to surprise its attacker? Or that the archer fish sprays water out of its mouth to knock out insects close to the surface of the water? My kids can’t get enough of this book and I’ve learned a lot from it too!
- – What they recently finished reading
- We have discovered several books from the very talented and funny writer/illustrator Ashley Spires. My boys are starting to show interest in comic strips and these books are the perfect introduction to the genre. They’re funny, easy to understand (with or without the words) and full of exciting and ridiculous adventures. Great for kids from 4 to 8.
- Binky the space cat. This is the first of the series. Binky, a beloved house cat, tries to prepare a rocket ship so that he can explore outer space (=outside the house), but he has second thoughts about taking off as he wonders how his owners would protect themselves against aliens (=bugs) if he weren’t there to help them. What’s not to like about that?
- Binky to the rescue. Binky, while in hot pursuit of an alien wanderer (=a bug), falls out of the space station porthole (=the bathroom window), and finds himself in outer space (=outside the house). After he manages to get back in the house, he realizes the aliens have taken his lovey hostage. Yikes!
- Binky under pressure. Binky’s owners bring a new kitten into his home. Certified space cat Binky is determined to get rid of the intruder, but he’s in for a surprise after he finds out she’s actually his boss and is in charge of testing his skills.
– What I think they’ll read next
We just got some great books about art made specifically for young children and I’m getting more of the same theme. So I hope I have some good recommendations for you next week if your little ones are interested in art. I believe most kids have a lot of artistic talent to uncover.
What about you? Any books you or your kids are reading you’d like to share?