Sunday, October 23, 2011

Picture Book of the Day: Remembering Crystal by Sebastian Loth

When I was walking at the Children section this morning, I spotted this title. The front cover is very beautiful, so I pick it up and read. It's tell a story about Crystal, an old tortoise and Zelda, a young goose. They are best friends and like to shares things together; swimming, travelling, playing and reading. But, one day Crystal died and Zelda cannot accept the truth. She looks everywhere for Crystal but couldn't find her. Soon, she able to accept that Crystal was gone. Zelda also realizes that even though Crystal not around anymore but she will always be in her heart. This wonderful story introduces big subject to children which is death and friendship.It's really touches my heart.I loved it.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Picture Book of the Day: I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

A bear has lost his hat and he wants it back. Politely, he asks the animals he comes across, one by one, whether they have seen it. Each animal says no and the bear begins to give up. Suddenly, a deer comes by and asks; what does your hat look like? This simple question sparks the bear’s memory and renews his search. Will the bear find his hat? You have to read this delightful tale which full with mischievous twist.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Big Bad Wolf Sale 7th & 8th Oct 2011

This year BBW was held in Serdang. I'm glad that I managed to go this year. On the first day, I've bought six books because I have no time to browsed at the Children section. But, on the second day when I went with my children, I bought almost twenty books. I'm looking forward for BBW sale next year.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Story time: Stick Man by Julia Donaldson (13th Oct 2011)

Last night, I’ve read Julia Donaldson’s Stick Man to my children. I loved Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (my children love them too). I collected most of their books and I bought this one from Big Bad Wolf sale the other day. In this book, it’s tells a story about Stick Man who lives in the family tree with his Stick lady and their stick children three. One day, a dog finds him and snatches him for a game of fetch. This is the beginning of a terrible journey which Stick Man tries to get back but is taken farther and farther away from his home. Will he ever get back to the family tree? You definitely have to read this book to find out. It’s really fun to read this book to my children (maybe because I loved repetitive rhymes) and also we enjoyed to see the familiar bright illustrations by Axel Scheffler. My children will explore the books and tries to find familiar character from The Gruffalo or Monkey Puzzle.