Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

There's no better way to encourage reading than to include a book when giving gifts to your child! However, if you didn't think about adding a book to this year's Easter basket, you can still head out and pick up either or both of these two titles - I'm certain your child will be delighted with either or both of these, even after the Easter holiday!

O'Connor, Jane.
Fancy Nancy's Elegant Easter.
December 2009.
HarperCollins Publishers.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.

Fancy Nancy and her friend Bree share with readers the ways in which they prepare for their Easter celebration. Through lift-the-flap interactions, children will quickly pick up on and understand the "fancy" language being used in correlation with Nancy's Easter celebrations.

As I've mentioned many times in the past, the Fancy Nancy series is a wonderful way to build your child(ren)'s vocabulary in a fun, exciting way! Children will be not only interested in learning new words, you'll likely find them searching for ways to use their new vocabulary on a daily basis!

Grambling, Lois.
Here Comes T. Rex Cottontail.
January 2010.
HarperCollins Publishers.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.

T. Rex returns to wow readers in this latest title by Lois Grambling, Here Comes T. Rex Cottontail. It's Easter and Peter Cottontail has a cold. Knowing that he'd be unable to deliver the eggs himself, he enlists the help of good friend, T. Rex. Now, bear in mind, T. Rex is not your ordinary cottontail... rather, he's a dinosaur! One can only imagine the trouble that T. Rex might run into during his attempts to deliver the eggs and the chaos (and enjoyment) that ultimately ensues as the result of T. Rex's delivery of "Easter eggs!"

In an entirely different approach on an Easter read-aloud, Grambling has put out a story that will have readers chuckling and kids begging for more of T. Rex! When I started reading, I was unsure of how I was going to feel about this story, but the ending definitely won me over! This is definitely worthy of a read!

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