Archive for the ‘Rhyme’ Category

The Biggest Kiss by Joanna Walsh

January 31, 2012 - 10:36 am No Comments

This is another adorable book that will have you smoochin’ on your little one page after page after page. Just a little teaser of all the kissin’ that goes on in this book. 🙂

Kisses on noses,
kisses on toes-es,
Sudden kisses when you least supposes.

All Kinds of Kisses by Linda Cress Dowdy

January 30, 2012 - 10:32 am No Comments

As if you needed a reason to kiss that little one of yours, this book will give you even more reasons…butterfly kisses, Eskimo kisses, slobbery kisses… You won’t be able to read this book without a whole lotta smooching.

Cuddle Up, Goodnight by Kate Cleminson

January 12, 2012 - 11:31 am No Comments

This book follows a little boy through his day while he eats, plays dress-up, goes to story time and preschool, has dinner and gets ready for bed. This would make a great cuddle time, nap time, bed time book.

Bumpety Bump! by Pat Hutchins

January 5, 2012 - 1:01 pm No Comments

This is a great book about a boy and his grandfather in the garden and a red hen that keeps following them. This story has a lot of repetition which children love and is great for developing beginning reading skills. It also is a rhyming books which is also great for beginning reading skills. Children will like the ending when they finally find out why that hen was following them. She has a surprise for them…

Barn Dance! by Pat Hutchins

January 1, 2012 - 11:58 am No Comments

The mama animals have put their babies down to sleep for the night so they decide to have a barn dance while the little ones sleep. Each of the mamas ends up getting tuckered out and crawling into bed with their little ones and once the little ones notice that the mamas are all asleep they get up and have their own dance party. This is a super cute book and it rhymes…I am a sucker for cute books with a good rhyme.

Tyrannoclaus by Janet Lawler

December 21, 2011 - 12:03 pm No Comments

This books follows in the spirit of The Night Before Christmas, but with a dinosaur twist. It has a little drama…an herbivore eats Santa’s list and then there’s a volcano that Tyrannoclaus and his reindeer dinosaurs have to navigate their way through, but it is also a sweet rhyming story or Tyrannoclaus persevering to get all of the dino kids their presents. If you have a child who loves dinosaurs, then they will love this book.

Inspector McSqueaks and the Santa Claus Clues by Scott Emmons

December 7, 2011 - 8:52 am No Comments

Inspector McSqueaks uses all of his high-tech gadgets, like a Sleigh-Bell-Sound-Sensor-Machine to try and catch Santa in the act, but despite his best efforts and his best technology, Santa is always just one step ahead of him. Not only is this an adorable story, but it rhymes too and I am a sucker for cute stories that rhyme. I got this book a couple of years ago as a Christmas present from one of my preschool students. I absolutely love it and it is one of our favorite Christmas books.

P.S. This isn’t a book you are going to be able to find at the library or even at Amazon. It is a Hallmark book, so if you are interested in finding it I would start there. I asked the people at Hallmark via Twitter where readers would be able to find it. I am just waiting for an answer.

What Could Be Keeping Santa? by Marilyn Janovitz

December 3, 2011 - 5:00 pm No Comments

The reindeer are waiting and waiting and Santa is late and they just can’t figure out what could be keeping Santa. They finally go and knock on Santa’s door and it turns out Santa wasn’t late…the reindeer had the wrong day. Cute rhyming story with a line that repeats that will have your little one chiming in to “help” you read the story.

Hark! The Aardvark Angels Sing by Teri Float

November 29, 2011 - 10:43 am No Comments

My own kids are slowly growing out of me reading them pictures books, but when they were younger I would sometimes pick up a book at the library that wasn’t just a story with pictures, but a story that was actually a song…a story meant to be sung. Our oldest liked these books, our youngest did not. Our youngest would politely say, “Just read it, Mom.” Well, this is one of those books. A very cute story about a bunch of aardvark angels that help the post office get all of the Christmas mail to all the corners of the earth and, yes, you have to sing it. 🙂

Thanks for Thanksgiving by Julie Markes

November 16, 2011 - 3:31 pm No Comments

The children in this Thanksgiving book are thankful for playdates, dress-up hats, piggyback rides, puddles and all the things that your preschooler might be thankful for, too. Most of all, they are thankful for their family. A simple rhyming book that your preschooler will be able to relate to. I also love the illustrations in this book. I love the illustrations in this book, too, so rich and full of detail.