These are a few of the books we enjoyed this week.
I wasn't sure if Robbie would enjoy this classic story or not. I've never wanted to raise him to shy away from books, movies, etc. which focus on a female character, so I thought I'd give it a try. After all, we don't expect girls to ignore stories which feature male lead characters. He didn't seem interested at first, but he quickly began to enjoy the story and the illustrations sparked in-depth conversations. His favorite part was where she told the tiger "Pooh-pooh".
Swimmy is the lone black fish in a school of red fish. When Swimmy finds himself alone in the ocean, he sees many creatures (which are wonderfully illustrated throughout). Robbie really liked this story and drew a lovely picture of Swimmy, the school of red fish and the large tuna fish.
I almost always initiate a mini-narration from him when we're finished so that I know he understood the story and we discuss the story during and after reading it. Of course, we read more than these, but many have been listed before, will be blogged about at a later date or weren't worth a report.