Saturday, June 9, 2012

WMCIR: Ninjas, Monkeys and Dogs

The library's summer reading club began this week, so Bobo picked out some of his own books. When he pulled them off the shelf of the bookmobile, he said "These are for you to read to yourself, mama." That kid cracks me up! He chose RRRalph by Lois Ehlert. Ralph is a dog who talks. I think this book is wonderful for children who are a little bit older than Bobo, say 5-7, but he just didn't get it. He did love the classic Ehlert illustrations, though.

I snatched this book off the recently returned shelf as soon as I saw it. Wink: The Ninja Who Wanted to be Noticed by J.C. Phillipps is Bobo's new favorite book. Everywhere we go, Bobo tells people he is the American ninja. I've been telling him that ninjas are supposed to be secret. Wink would be an excellent ninja if he only remembered to be stealth, silent and invisible. Maybe ninja school isn't the right fit for Wink? Read the book for the surprise ending.

Bobo's favorite song is "Five Little Monkeys" as he loves jumping on the bed. Two Little Monkeys is Mem Fox's newest book in the U.S. Cheeky and Chee are the two monkeys playing in the tree. Something is lurking in the bushes, though. I adore Mem Fox books, and this one will be a great addition to my list of read-alouds.

I'll be sharing more of Bobo's picks in the weeks to come.


  1. I can't wait to read Two Little Monkeys! Thanks for another great list!

  2. Oh, I think my daughter would love the Ninja book!

  3. I am so going to put the ninja book on my reading list.

  4. Oh, we love Mem Fox books too! Thanks for joining WMCIR!


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