Today's FIVE book reads- with a "favorite ranking" by a five-year-old. Additional comments by the five-year-old's GG.
In "favorite order" with #1 being the top favorite among today's reads:
1. Keller, Laura. We Are Growing. Hyperion, 2016.
- A book capitalizing on the popularity of Mo Willems's Elephant and Piggie popularity. Elephant and Piggie bookend the story which is the "cleverist" of stories.
2. Stevens, Janet and Susan Stevens Crummel. Cook-A-Doodle-Doo. Harcourt Brace, 1999.
- A long-time favorite featuring Big Brown Rooster who is the grandson of The Little Red Hen. He and his friends recreate one of his grandmother's favorite recipes - Strawberry Shortcake. Makes one want to have access to The Joy of Cooking Alone by Little Red Hen.
3. Reynolds, Peter H. The Word Collector. Orchard/Scholastic, 2018
- Destined to become a favorite title as the unfamiliar words collected become more familiar. The youngest reader is already collecting "rhyming words."
4. Reynolds, Peter H. Happy Dreamer. Orchard/Scholastic, 2018
- The beginning pages nail most active 4-5 year olds. "Sometimes the world tells me... Sit Still, Be Quiet, Pay Attention, FOCUS. But my dreams have a mind of their own. Sometimes my mind just takes flight! I hear a BEAT and I gotta move...
5. Van Allsburg, Chris. The Polar Express. Houghton Mifflin, 1985.
- A classic holiday story enjoyable to read all year around. Make sure to have a silver bell to use at the holiday time.