'A Really Great Book' thread

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    A Really Great Book

    I recently came across a book that I absolutely adore and wanted to share it with the group. Since I'm sharing mine, I thought I would start a thread for you to also share yours. PLEASE SHARE ONLY ONE BOOK PER POST (although post multiple times if you have more than one Really Great Book for preschoolers).

    Title: Pomelo Begins to Grow
    Author: Ramona Badescu
    Themes/Studies: Growing Up, Gardens, Measuring
    Why I Love This Book: The illustrations are amazing and the prose is very unique. The story captures the minute details that young children might actually think about, while the story as a whole addresses a topic that crosses age boundaries. Kids laugh at Pomolo and also identify with him.
     
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    I Ain't Gonna Paint No More

    Great rhyming story and wonderful pictures.
     
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    Title: Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
    Author: Eric Litwin & James Dean
    Themes/Studies: Perseverance, having a positive attitude
    Why I Love This Book: Rhythmic text that is fun to read; a catchy tune for the refrain; really gets kids involved in the reading; a cd download and a video on Youtube of the authors performing the story just adds to the fun
     
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    We have checked this book out of the library! Verry funny!
     
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    Muncha, Muncha, Muncha! by Candace Fleming/G Brian Karas

    Wonderful for the garden lesson, we have a class bunny so it is wonderful for that as well. This story included a great deal of perseverance and a lot of discussion of feelings. It has a text that gets built up as the story goes a long and is very easy to retell with the book in your lap as a child.

    Lots of yelling and growling with anger in this book, very fun to read!
     
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    I checked these all out of the library this week and they are great! More please?
     
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    My kids LOVE Pete the Cat...especially the buttons book. I read it to my 3rd graders before the big state test to point out how a question might stump them, but they just need to move on.
     
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    It's OK to be Different
    by Todd Parr
    great for teaching acceptance and discussing differences and similarities.
     
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    That's Good That's Bad! I agree....makes my kids hysterical each and every year. LOVE THAT BOOK!
     
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    Let's Play in the Forest While the Wolf in Not Around
     
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    The Pout Pout fish. My kids love it. I can recite it from memory.
     
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    She Said Red--great illustrations.
     
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    Fran's Flower by lisa bruce is great. What does a flower need to grow? Fran tries to feed her flower--- pizza and other people food. its funny and the kids loved it.
     
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    Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens. Great garden theme, wonderful morals (do your own work) and helps children think about which part of a plant they eat.
     
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    One of our favorites is Giraffe's Don't Dance! My kiddos all love this book. It is also great to help get up and move a little on those rainy or snowy days when outdoor activity is limited!
     
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    The Giving Tree is awesome teaches kids what happens when you take advantage of loved ones, that soon there is nothing left to give.
     

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