Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Ape by Martin Jenkins (Read on 30th July 2012)

Last night I’ve read Martin Jenkins’s Ape to my children. I think this is the third times I’ve read it to them, but they never get bored with this fantastic book. This exciting book tells us about the increasingly rare Orang-Utan, Chimp, Bonobo and Gorilla.  The illustrations was breathtaking and gorgeous (well done to the illustrator, Vicky White), and the text was lyrical and engaging (well done too for the author, Martin Jenkin). Ape is a wonderful book for children and adults. And of course, I enjoyed reading it to my children. :)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Reading Should Be a Family Affair

According to author Mary Pope Osborne, “having books at home is just as important as having them in school. Reading should be a family affair — something that’s done for pleasure and not treated simply as an assignment.” I totally agreed with her. When I read to my children, I don’t feel it’s a burden to me. I do it because I enjoy doing it. I love watching my children quietly listening to me while I’m reading. This is the time when we can spend our time together, quietly, after a long busy day. ^_^

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Reading Rockets

Reading Rockets is another cool site for parents that offer reading strategies, lessons and activities to help children to read. Check it out J

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Children of the Forest by Elsa Beskow

One of my habits at work is to look through the customer orders. I like to see what type of book customers like to order and I found it very interesting. Today while looking through the customer orders, I stumble upon this book, Elsa Beskow’s Children of the Forest. It’s such a lovely book with a beautiful illustrations and I fall in love with it. I cannot help myself so, straight away I order a copy for myself. I cannot wait to receive my order and read it to my children. J

Friday, January 13, 2012

Little Beauty by Anthony Browne (Read on 12th January 2012)

Last night I’ve reread Anthony Browne’s Little Beauty to my children. They never get bored with this story and often choose it as our bedtime story selection. But, I admit it myself. This book is fun to read aloud and I don’t mind reading it over, and over again. The story is about a friendship between a gorilla and a very small kitten named Beauty. The gorilla is very special because he had been taught to use a sign language, so he was able to tell his keepers what he wanted. One day, he signed to his keepers that he wanted a friend. So, they give him a little kitten named Beauty and the two of them become close friend. This is a heart-warming tale about friendship and I enjoyed reading it to my children.