My 4 year old daughter loves this book:
|Rapunzel by Paul O. Zelinsky|
And, I'll be honest, ever since Tangled entered our house, I've been pushing this book a bit more. Tangled is not horrible--in fact, I find it more tolerable than a lot of Disney movies, but I don't want my children to be satisfied with slapstick and cheap laughs. I want them to have a desire to dig further and to love the language as much as the story.
Okay, onto the other guy! My 2 year old son loves this book:
|Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Mill Martin Jr and John Archambault; Illustrated by Lois Ehlert|
There is absolutely no surprise here. My daughter was obsessed with this book when she was the same age--in fact, she still pulls it out from time to time (yes, they each have their own copies! My daughter's was a gift from her Godmother and my son's is a board book from his Gramps and Grammy). I also find this to be a truly educational book. My daughter picked up her ABC's at an early age from reading this book (over and over and over again) and my son is starting to pick out letters on his own as well. In fact, there is even a musical version:
And those, my friends, are what the kids are reading this week!