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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Library Loot 3: Part 1

Our latest library stash has been one of our best, I think.  There were lots of books that Jackson formed an attachment to and would ask for over and over.  I will share the full list next week, but wanted to highlight the two first favorites :)
Elliot Gets Stuck by Andrea Beck, grabbed Jackson's attention because it was about a moose!  He loved the "Wonder Pets" episode where they save a moose, plus Uncle Larry gave him a special stuffed moose when he was born.  We love moose over here :)  Apparently there is a not-so-small series of Elliot Moose stories!  I have never seen them, but they are SO cute!  Elliot has a posse of a few different stuffed animals who show up in each story (Amy the anteater, Socks the sock monkey, Beaverton the beaver, Angel the bear, and Lionel the lion).  Elliot Gets Stuck follows the story of Elliot getting stuck in the mail slot as he's trying to rush outside into the  Spring weather.  His friends work together to help free him.  Jackson likes to point to each animal friend as they join the effort to help Elliot.  He also likes that Elliot wears black rain boots to go outside and play!  My mom checked out a bunch more Elliot stories for us to read during our visit, and so far we have read Elliot's Bath and Elliot Bakes a Cake.  They are just as good as the first one we read--Jackson's thrilled!
Too Many Frogs! by Sandy Asher is a sweet story of how Froggie and Rabbit become friends.  Rabbit has a quiet life by himself, but Froggie works hard to be friends with Rabbit.  Rabbit realizes how nice it is to have a good friend, even if his life is a little less organized and predictable ;)  Jackson loves to point out the frog and say the "knock, knockety, knocking" part.  I was thrilled to go back to the library to see there were more Froggie and Rabbit stories!  I can't wait to read those too!

 For more great book recommendations, visit Feed Me Books Friday at Little Sprout Books and Kid Konnection at Booking Mama!


bermudaonion said...

Both books look adorable! Any time a book gets a kid involved, I think it's a winner!

Laura Fabiani said...

These are definitely the kind of books my kids liked reading when they were younger.

Julie P. said...

Oh my goodness! Elliot is adorable!