I'm joining in Susanna Leonard Hill's Perfect Picture Book series. Visit her site to see the other books recommended.
|You can see how Enzo likes to snack on his board book.|
Written by Margaret Wise Brown and Illustrated by Clement Hurd, Harper & Row Publishers, Inc. 1947
Suitable for: Ages newborn and up
In the great green room
There was a telephone
And a red balloon
And a picture of —
Brief Synopsis: A little bunny says goodnight to his room and his world before drifting off to sleep.
Link to Resources: Along with the Harper Collins one page activity sheet this link offers additional worksheets including matching games, rhyming words, coloring sheets and a "goodnight" activity with your child's room. At our house, we play the "hello" world game in the morning by naming objects in Enzo's room.
Why I chose this book: It's the first book I purchased for my son before he was born. I read it was a must for any child, so I purchased a copy. The genius of the book didn't strike me when I first picked it up during my pregnancy. After Enzo's arrival and multiple readings, I appreciate the simplicity of the words. I think it's a brilliant story. Oh, and "rookie parent tip:" Buy the board book version. The paperback version is no match for little, grabby hands or emerging teeth. Enzo received the board book version as a gift.
P.S. I don't know why I'm having some formatting issues with the blog this week. It looks fine. I hit publish and things change. I'll put on my technical hat and see if I can tinker with it over the weekend ... now how do I raise the lid on this thing to check the engine.