Archive for the ‘Rhyme’ Category

Piggies in the Kitchen by Michelle Meadows

September 10, 2012 - 10:05 am No Comments

Do your kids love surprises? Then they will love this book! The piggies are trying to whip up a culinary surprise for their mama, but they are making quite a mess. Papa comes to the rescue and helps them turn on the oven and get things cleaned up just in time. I love the rhyming in this book, too…it just adds so much to the book and makes it so much fun to read.

Not All Princesses Dress in Pink by Jane Yolen & Heidi E. Stemple

July 25, 2012 - 10:37 pm No Comments

I love that this book talks about all kinds of “princesses” and that it rhymes…I haven’t read a good rhyming book in a good long while.
I also love that there is a phrase that repeats throughout the book that your little book lover will soon realize they can “read” along with you when you get to that part each time which is super huge for children who are learning about books and how they work.

Some princesses, when they choose,
never pick out fancy shoes,
but soccer cleats for outdoor sports
with shin guards and some baggy shorts,
and a sparkly crown.

Summer Days and Nights by Wong Herbert Yee

July 4, 2012 - 8:45 am No Comments

A little girl explores her world on a summer day leading into night. She catches butterflies, drinks lemonade, has a picnic in the park and listens to an owl hooting outside her window. This is exactly the type of book I would have chosen for my boys when they were young. Why? Not only is it a cute book with lovely illustrations, but it rhymes, which is an important element in stories for children who are pre-readers.

Summer days, so warm and bright,
Paint my room in morning light.
As cat naps in a patch of sun,
My summer day has just begun.

Blue-Ribbon Dad by Beth Raisner Glass

May 29, 2012 - 10:40 am No Comments

A little boy is counting down the hours until his dad gets home. He is trying to find just what he needs to make his dad something special so it will be done by the time his dad comes home from work. As the hours count down, the little boy is remembering all of the things his dad does for him: giving him hugs and kisses, taking him to swim lessons, packing his lunch, taking him to school and reading him bedtime stories. This is a cute rhyming story that would be a great book to help your kids celebrate the wonderful dad they have.

Light Up the Night by Jean Reidy

March 8, 2012 - 8:53 am No Comments

I love this book! (I know, I always say that, but if I didn’t love them they wouldn’t be on here. ) 🙂 Why do I love this book? It rhymes and it has repetition which are awesome qualities to have in a book for getting kids ready to read and rhyming and repetition can make a book super fun to read, too. I also love it because the story gives kids a sense of where they are in the world…from the universe, to their country, to their street to their own bedroom. They are their “own little piece of the universe”.

I really like the illustrations in this book, too. I don’t know how to explain them, but the only word I can come up with is “retro”. I know, not very descriptive, but they definitely add a certain special something to the book.

Bear’s Loose Tooth by Karma Wilson

March 6, 2012 - 9:53 am No Comments

We love, love, love Karma Wilson books in our house. Bear is a little nervous about losing his first tooth, but his friends are beside him every step of the way. The tooth fairy even comes to visit and leaves Bear a tasty treat for the next morning.

This book is just as cute as all of Wilson’s other adorable Bear books and your kids will love it. This would be an especially great book for the child in your life who hasn’t lost any teeth yet, but is at about that age or any child who has lost a tooth or two, but still has several more to go.

Where’s My Truck? by Karen Beaumont

February 21, 2012 - 8:46 am No Comments

Does your child have a favorite toy that they just cannot seem to live without? Tommy has lost his favorite truck. His mom, his dad and his siblings all try to help him find something else to do, but all he wants is his believed red truck. Maybe the dog knows where it is???
A cute rhyming story that could lead to a good discussion with your little one about their favorite toy and where they would look if they couldn’t find it and what they would play with until it turned up.

It’s Time to Sleep, My Love by Nancy Tillman

February 17, 2012 - 10:38 am No Comments

Wow! I LOVE this book. First of all, the illustrations are PHENOMENAL!!! This is one of the most gorgeous books I have read in a very long time. This is a great bedtime book as birds, frogs, cows, tigers and other furry creatures settle their own little ones in for the night. This book would also make a great gift for a new parent…a great baby shower gift perhaps.

How About a Kiss for Me? by Todd Tarpley

February 14, 2012 - 1:09 pm No Comments

All of the things a child could kiss…a pig? A skunk? A mop? A snake? A bird? A mouse? Your little one will love all of the animals in this book and also get a chuckle from some of the illustrations. In the end, the little boy kisses his daddy goodnight which is a way better thing to kiss than a mop. 🙂 A very cute rhyming story with a sweet ending.

How Do You Hug a Porcupine? by Laurie Isop

February 13, 2012 - 2:04 pm No Comments

A very cute rhyming book that talks about all kinds of animals that are easy to hug…bunnies, cats, dogs, even pigs. But how to you hug a porcupine? The boy in the story comes up with all kinds of different ways to protect himself from the prickly porcupine, but in the end, it’s the porcupine who comes up with the best solution. This is a fun every day book and would be a cute Valentine’s Day book as well.