He’s not much older than a year, but apparently Zach gets the significance of the brightly colored envelopes that arrive from G’ma. Instead of taking a book to his daddy to read the other night, he brought a newly arrived package he knew contained a book!
I’m sending him Kersten Hamilton’s Yellow Copter (Viking, ages 1-3). There are bright colors, lots of sounds, and rhyming in the short story of Yellow Copter, a rescue vehicle, who saves a teacher from the top of a Ferris wheel. I’m wishing Zach were here to go to the NC State Fair and see a real Ferris wheel (preferably without someone on it who needs a rescue).
And speaking of getting it, I’m not sure how often to send Catie novels—of course it depends on the length and interest, but I have lots of questions. Is she a series lover or not, do they read a chapter every night? Sigh! So many questions. Makes me really excited about seeing them in November!
At any rate, I’m sending the first in Poppy Green’s Sophie Mouse series, A New Friend (Little Simon, ages 3-6). Speaking of questions, curious Sophie is full of them. She wonders about how fast a bee flies, what her new classroom will be like…and then questions friendship with the new student, Owen the Snake. A sweet story, loving family and a simple problem which, of course, leads to a new friendship. Will Catie and her parents discuss prejudice? Even if this theme passes her by, I think she’ll like the character and story. I’ll have to call and find out!