Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Read Throgh the Rainbow Booklist Part 2 - Orange

Next on the spectrum of the rainbow comes ORANGE! Orange and red are two of my daughter's quickly-chosen crayon colors. She also enjoys using blue and purple :)

Here are my picks for orange books:

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1. Jesus Loves the Little Children, by Debby Anderson  - We received this with two other books from my mother-in-law. This is basically an extended version of the song "Jesus Loves the Little Children, with simply adorable illustrations. The "Cuddle and Sing Series" comes highly recommended, and is a nice sturdy little board book. One of my favorite parts of this book is the many cultures represented.  If you are in love with different cultures, this is a fun and sneaky way to introduce differences to your babies :)

*the other two books are Jesus Loves Me & Jesus is With Me
 also by Debby Anderson

2. Green Eggs & Ham, by Dr. Seuss - This one was a favorite growing up, and I'm pretty sure it's a favorite for many  littles :) Most kids like it because it's silly, but grownups like to use it to get their kiddos to try new things (a la Mom Tiger - "You have to try new food because it might taste go-ood."
Some other options to try once you've mastered the art of helping Sam convince your child that green eggs are acceptable -
   Do You Like Green Eggs and Ham - Nursery Edition - it's a board book with an attached squeaky egg toy!!
  The Little Blue Box of Bright and Early Board Books - several abridged Seussical titles for little ones!
  The Little Red Box of Bright and Early Board Books  - P.D. Eastman's dog stories, abridged for little people!

3. Horton Hears a Who, by Dr. Seuss -  Seuss is pretty foundational in modern literature - his whimsical rhymes are catching and lasso in kids (and grownups) to the love of reading!  A person's a person no matter how small, and it's important to remember that kids are just tiny people in the process of growing up!

4. The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin, by Beatrix Potter - for any squirrel lover, or for the petty younger sibling, or the kid that likes to get into trouble, however accidentally.
   and The Complete Tails of Beatrix Potter, with four "pages" from the original books size on each page. Illustrations are the same size, so you can hold your little's attention while reading more than one "page." :)

5. Jesus Calling for Kids, by Sarah Young - a great, simple devotional for kids - The author took Scripture and wrote it out in conversational form. Topics include things like homework, friends, and family.

So there are only five on this list - I'm sure there are more, but the past few weeks have been a little on the crazy side. Bug's been awake more and mama and big sister Bear have enjoyed playing with him. Stay tuned for yellow books in the very near future (I'm trying to stay "on top of things.")

What books would you add to this list? 
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