Everyone has a bit of Spring Fever about now. With Easter just a week away, it is time to think about what to tuck into those Easter Baskets. Of course there will be candy and eggs!
Here is an idea! How about some great books How about some great Spring themed books?
There are some obvious Easter Books....
This was a favorite of my kids....a true classic! The Mother Bunny becomes the famous Easter Bunny even though she has the huge job of raising her many children.
Then of course there is the touch and feel Pat the Bunny. No nursery collection is complete without this one!
Now on to some favorites that you might NOT know!
MUD by Mary Lyn Ray is a romping read a loud that just makes you want to go out and play in the "sticky, gooey, marvelous oozy stuff".
Big Belching Bog is written by Phyllis Root and beautifully illustrated by Betsy Bowen (both Minnesotans by the way)! Not only is this a fun read about secret at the bottom of the bog, it has many interesting facts about the animals who make bogs their home. A great choice for the little scientists out there!
HMMMM...Is it a Duck or is it a Rabbit?
In this book by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, optical illusions and forms in the clouds make for a fun read for both the kids and grown ups.
It Looked Like Spilt Milk by Charles G Shaw is another book about cloud formations. After reading this book, kids can tear paper shapes into their own cloud shapes.....or even better...head out to a grassy hill and see shapes in real clouds.
HMMMM....is there an APP for that? I hope NOT!
The Rabbit in Eric Rohmann's book My Friend Rabbit is not the Easter Bunny! But this rabbit is infectious and the comical illustrations make it clear why it is a Caldecott Winner!
It is always good to have a friend to tell you "Not to Worry.....I have an idea!"
Green by Laura Vaccaro Seeger is a simply beautiful book about the many things in the world that are green! Another Caldecott Winner (2012) that has luscious illustrations and die cuts add to the book.
The Story About Ping by Marjorie Flack is a very very old story which has held its appeal over time. The misadventures of a little lost duckling have just enough "drama" to keep the story interesting. Everyone will sigh in relief when Ping is safe at home on the "wise-eyed boat which is his home"
There you have it.....some alternatives to Thomas the Train or SpongeBob books....I'm just sayin'!!!!
I could go on and on and on with more books that would be good fits for this list....but both you and I have other things to do!
But.....I would love to hear your additions to the list....add a comment and share with us!