Z got very few toys for Christmas this year. He spends most of his time typing on the computer and reading books anyway. He got a good variety of books this year -- some that he can read now and some that will be available to him on his shelves whenever he is ready. I also took this opportunity to clear out some of the toddler books. There are some that are very loved and worn but they aren't holding his attention anymore. Here are the books that are filling the spaces --
Charlotte's Web - E.B. White
James and the Giant Peach - Roald Dahl
The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster (this is a family favorite that I will probably take the opportunity to re-read this spring!)
The Rabbit and the Turtle - Eric Carle (a set of short retellings of Aesop's Fables)
Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse, A Color of His Own, An Extraordinary Egg, Inch by Inch, and the alphabet tree - Leo Lionni (there was a bundle of these offered through the Scholastic book flier)
My Friend Is Sad - Mo Willems
Starry Safari - Linda Ashman
Come Rhyme With Me - Hans Wilhelm
Bonjour, Babar! - Jean de Brunhoff (a volume with all 6 original books in it)
and our own copy of the much adored Wolf's Coming by Joe Kulka.
We will be working through these over the next month or two and will post reviews and links for most of them. Right now Z is reading The Rabbit and the Turtle but since he already knows it as "The Tortoise and the Hare", he changes the words!
Enjoying a life full of picture books,
K and Z