Can you believe another year has come and gone my friends? Well, it has; so let me begin this New Year right by wishing you all wonderful things to come. That being said, I think a recap of the top three books I read in 2012 is in order. Last year found me reading and reviewing 23 books, some new, and some old, some good, some average, and some that I thought were absolutely great.
Number one on my top three list is No Bones About It ~ The Sum of Our Parts by Bill Kirk. I
found this book to be one of the most entertaining and delightful
bone/skeleton books I have ever read. The rhymes are catchy, the
illustrations fresh, the factoids interesting. This is a fantastic book
for people of all ages and would make a superb addition to any home
school curriculum. The fact that this book is just the first in a series
of books intrigues me even more. Mr. Kirk seems to have a sure winner
on his hands so be sure to check out the other books like The Skin We're In or Circulation Celebration!
My second choice for my 2102 top favorite reads is A Wish And A Prayer by Beth Reinke. When
I read A Wish and A Prayer I was really impressed with
the way Miss Reinke described the difference between making wishes and the
power of prayer. For many years my husband and I have raised our daughter to understand that wishes are dreams of things people hope will come true somehow or someway just because they want them to, but prayers are requests we make of God who answers us according to our faith. To find a book that
expertly and entertainingly shows children this very concept is truly
And last, but certainly not least is The Island of The Skog by Steven Kellogg. My
daughter read The Island of The Skog to me for a school homework
assignment, and I must say we both tremendously enjoyed this book. Not
only was the story about mice trying to find freedom entertaining, the
illustrations were quite fine as well. I was certainly surprised to find
out who the skog on the island really was and if you and your child
like a little bit of mystery you will get this book and find out who the
skog is for your selves. As a side note, I was excited to see that this
copy borrowed from the school library was autographed by Mr. Kellog and
he even drew a little skog holding a heart next to his name.
Signing of for now with wishes for a bright and beautiful day!