Friday, March 15, 2013

Bedtime Story: Ten Apples Up on Top

Synopsis: "Since 1961, Ten Apples up on Top has been helping preschoolers learn to count and read simultaneously. Simple illustrations and even simpler rhymes make this apple-balancing competition between a dog, a tiger, and a lion a fun, easy place to practice sight words and phonics. Siblings can even take turns reading phrases like "Seven apples up on top. I am so good they will not drop." The inevitable tumbling crash is a great climax for busy toddlers to enjoy, and parents will appreciate the cooperative lesson the last page offers."

My Review: I recall this being a favorite of both myself and my brother. Now that I read it to my Munchkin though it seems to encourage 'one-up-manship' and bragging, but I guess little ones won't pick up on that (at least I hope). It does a great job of encouraging counting though and of course you can count on the rhyming. The images are such classics and are bold, simple and bright enough to attract the youngest eyes. I think Munchkin did enjoy this book and may enjoy it better when he starts learning his numbers.

My Rating: A favorite from my childhood and will probably be one of Munchkin's favorites as he starts counting. I give it a rating of Three Paws.

Good Night! Sweet Dreams!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Monday Reading List

Its Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Shelia at Book Journey. Share what books you have finished in the last week, are currently reading and what might be coming up next!

Reviews Posted Last Week:
Links will take you to my review

Teeny Tiny Monster by Janet Bloss (Bedtime Story)

Books Finished Last Week:
Reviews will be posted at a later date

Currently Reading:

Last Regress by Rachel J. Thorne - Nook - on page 118 of 212
October Night by Theresa Oles - Kindle - 2%
Life of Pi by Yann Martel - Audio Book - On Disc 3 of 9

 Books to be Read Soon:

True Grit by Charles Portis (Book v. Movie)
Twelve Months by Steven Manchester (Requested Review)
Luminaire by Ciye Cho (Requested Review)

Can you believe it?! I got absolutely no reading done last week! I don't think I have had a week like that in a very long time :(  It was a very busy week, between the office and Munchkin and then throw in cleaning the house for company I had no time to spare. 

Oh well, on to another week and hopefully some reading and posting gets done this week :D

Wait, don't go yet, I have an uber adorable picture to share with all of you! This weekend I was playing with Munchkin on the floor and had Lady and the Tramp on TV.  Niko came to hang out with us and my friend captured this too cute moment!
So there is you Awee moment to get you through the week ;)