Which causes me to think on all the ways that books touch my life. I learned to cook fairly well with the aid of cook books, a skill which I use weekly to feed my family and my farm market customers. I often read for relaxation, a good giggle now and then, and to learn new facts, all of which I hope are evident in my book reviews. I read my Bible for comfort and direction. And, I read to my daughter to instill in her a love of words and ideas which will help her world ever expand. These experiences are woven together so seamlessly like a fine woolen scarf that they are an integral part of who I am and why I think reading is so important. The reason why my motto is __ Helping children open the doors to the reading universe on book at a time.
So now that I have bent your ear with my soap box ramblings of the importance of reading, here are the two books I read this week. The first is Stanley's Garage. It is a really simple story with lovely but simple illustrations. Great for children from about three to five, this is the story of Stanley the hamster and his garage. Stanley helps many friends with their automobile problems and introduces colors along the way. Each car is a bright new color.
I also read Water Is Water which is a spectacular book about the water cycle. It covers every imaginable form of water from steam to ice and the illustrations are so incredibly beautiful. I love the well done rhyme scheme that the story teller uses and the added bonus facts at the end. This book would be a great addition to any science class be it home school or traditional.
Well, that about wraps it up for this week. Join me next week for another exciting episode, same crazy time, same crazy channel. And feel free to drop by my personal website, Fun With Aileen, any day of the week for even more on reading, writing, my very own early grade chapter book, Fern Valley, the sequel, Return To Fern Valley, the soon to be released Cooking In Fern Valley (fall 2015)and my very first picture book, Quack and Daisy! I'm also on twitter @AileenWStewart if you want an extremely brief glimpse into my days.