Thursday, January 7, 2010

Book Review

There is always that one book that your little sweetie absolutely adores.  The one that they wear out because they want it read to them day after day, hour after hour, minute after minute.  We have one such book.  It's actually beautifully illustrated.  I have had it since Kristin was a baby.  It was never one of her favorites.  I kept it.  Why?  Well, it is educational. The "Things that go" page is filled with cars, trains, plains, and all things that...go!  There is an animal page, food page, sweet treat page, clothing page.  It's not a story.  I am not thrilled with explaining page after page of what everything is.  I find it tiresome.  The plot is weak and the characters are too one dimensional.  Emily never cared for it either, but I did use it with her more for speech purposes.  

Then along came Ryan.  He is different.  Man how he is different.  Boys just are.  He loves this silly book.  He wants it for his story.  But dude, it's NOT a story!  It is a book with a bunch of pictures.  Yeah, I know it teaches him what things are. Blah Blah Blah!  It's bright.  Pictures are fun.  But it's soooooooooo b...o...r...i...n...g...!  And yet, I "read"  the book to him.  Why?  Because it is part of being a mom.  I have even considered hiding this book in an attempt to claim it has gone missing.  

I have my own favorites which include:  Brown Bear Brown Bear,  Good Night Moon, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.  These books are cute and fun to read.  When I was growing up my favorite in the world was:  The Monster At The End Of This Book!  Starring furry, loveable old Grover!  My mom read that one to me millions of times.  I loved how she read it.  I am sure she grew tired of it, but she still read it to me.  Whether she liked or not.

This review was inspired by Mama Kat.  If you want to play along, go and check her blog.   

Picture of the Day

One of my Christmas presents from Rich.  A griddle.  Yes, I love it!


Together We Save said...

I love the griddle... I want one really bad. Pancakes are my favorite.

Emmy said...

Yes books like that get so old so fast!
I loved Monster at The End of the Book! We have the copy I read growing up. Love it.

Nice griddle! Did you have blue pancakes or is it just the coloring??

kisatrtle said...

my son loves the picture books too. I think he perfers less words or something. I don't know what is up with that.

Terresa said...

Good Night Moon -- yep, I read it 4 times the other night with my 2 year old. And it never gets old. That is one magical book.

PS: Lovely griddle!

Melissa aka Equidae said...

loved your griddle...and i have the same probs with the books :) passed by from MAMAkat

Amy said...

Griddles are great and I hear you on the picture books - not my favorite.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful Friday.

samsstuff said...

We got a waffle iron for Christmas & I love it. I always had frozen waffles before. It's so much better to make your own.

Love the blue pancakes! Where there mashed up blueberries in them? Yum!

Happy SITS Saturday sharefest!

Holly said...

I love that the pancakes are are fun!

I despise those books too! I want to read a real story!