Each Tuesday, I read stories in my boy H’s Montessori classroom. In classic librarian form, I research and choose books I think they’ll like (and that I like, too!). Here are this week’s choices:
Bear and Bee by Sergio Ruzzier
Bear wakes up from his winter slumber and is hungry for honey. But honey means bees, and bear knows all about bees…or does he? Lovely illustrations on the endpapers and title page invite conversation, and the simple story is perfect for the preschool set. Not too long, not too short, this one is just right for a quick bedtime reading. Copyright 2013.
The Terrible Plop by Ursula Dubosarsky
Little rabbit hears an unknown “PLOP” and is terrified. When the big, scary bear takes her back to the scene of the PLOP, both the rabbit and the bear are in for a surprise. The students were really quiet while I read…but were they listening in rapt attention or half-asleep? Either way, they problem-solved the source of The Terrible PLOP for little rabbit without issue. They especially enjoyed the twist at the end, as well as studying the changes in the endpapers.
AGAIN! by Emily Gravett
Little dragon gets ready for bed and, of course, wants to read a story. After one reading, dragon is not done: once is not enough. He must hear it AGAIN! And AGAIN! And AGAIN! Which he does…sort of. Read it AGAIN? Yes! This story brought lots of giggles. The back page / back cover are not to be missed. Copyright 2013.