We are hoping for a week out in the garden so this weeks books are garden based.
First off we have Grandpa’s Garden – we recently reviewed
this and I’m still loving it. I especially love the seasonal element of it as it’s something that J is really starting to take note of. The illustrations are brilliant and I think it’s great as J is loving to start to potter in the garden and I can’t wait for Pops and Grandad frog to come over and teach him all they know about gardening (I really hope they will teach me some more as well).
Mess Monsters in the Garden is our second book this week – when I first started our exploring outdoors
series we did some winter gardening with this book in mind – it’s great as part of our garden at the moment looks like a real mess. I’m hoping that not only will it make a little more sense to J and T but may also spur on Rainy Day Dad to realise that the mess is necessary to get things growing (by mess I mean it’s dirt and not a lot showing through at the moment!)
Our third book is week is How to grow a Dinosaur – when I asked for some book recommendation
s on our facebook page
one of the recommendations was supermarket zoo – we really enjoyed the book and have since looked for other books from some of these new to me authors and How to Grow a Dinosaur is one that we found. It’s great and I can remember as a child having the same feelings as the little boy in the book all about gardening.
Nana and Pops brought T the next book for her birthday this year – it’s a lovely board book with lift the flap, pull the lever and spinning things (a little extension and learning of some new action words for T with it) and we really love it. Busy Garden has lots of great pictures some familiar garden games and activities and T will sit and read it with us a few times before jumping off our lap and heading off to get busy again herself.
Our last book this week is The Carrot Seed – this is the book this Month for Toddler Approved’s Virtual Book Club
and we’re reading it all this week and at some point will be completing our activity or activities for this months book club. I am really looking forward to it. J and I started “reading” it last week via you tube (we switched off the sound so I could read it in an English Accent as some of the intonation is very different with American English and British English) if you would like to join in with the virtual book club
check out last months Jan Brett’s The Easter Egg book club
and see the information about this months on Toddler Approved’s site. You can purchase the book by clicking on the picture above if you wish to.