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Tiny Tomes - Bugs

Tiny Tomes - Bugs

I’m relatively new to the stay-at-home mom gig. So far, I’ve determined that it’s a privilege, it’s really effing hard, and it’s repetitive in the extreme. To break the cycle of reading the same picture books over and over and over, I’ve started picking a theme every week and loading up on books in that theme at the library. I put them together with a few activities also related to the theme on a little bookshelf in the playroom and voila! Something new to read and do every week!

But all picture books are not created equally. Inevitably there are a few duds in the batch that I select from the library. So in an effort to help out other tome-turning parents and their tots, I’m going to create a “Tiny Tomes”recommendation post each week. This week’s topic: bugs! Here are the winners we found in the bug batch:

Du Iz Tak? By Carson Ellis. A lovely story written in a funny made-up buggy language.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. A classic.

 The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle. Another classic. Try to get the edition that includes actual lights in the back of the book.

 I Love Bugs! By Philemon Sturges. Realistic illustrations of a wide variety of bugs.

Stories from Bug Garden By Lisa Moser. Humorous short poems that revolve around the residents of a charming bug garden.

Some Bugs by Angela Diterlizzi. My favorite this week. The upbeat rhyming story is fun to read and the illustrations are gorgeous.

 

Keep turning the page, 

Annie

Tiny Tomes - Rain & Rainbows

Tiny Tomes - Rain & Rainbows

Conclusion to the 31 Books Project

Conclusion to the 31 Books Project