Saturday, July 25, 2009

Two of Ruby's Favorite Books

So, there are two books that Ruby is OBSESSED with and I have to say, I don't mind because they are both fun to read and she's actually getting a lot out of them. The first is Don't Lick the Dog by Wendy Wahm This is a rhyming, frolic in how to act around dogs. Not only is it fun to read, it's really fun to hear Ruby recite the book, pretty much verbatum. Ruby LOVES dogs and when she sees one while we are out and about, she goes nuts. Now that I have this book for reference, we can work on asking, "May I pet your dog?" and how to hold your hand out to let the dog sniff it first. Also, she now knows that "Whap! Whap! Whap! Dogs hate that!" and "It's ok to say 'Enough'..." Great for toddlers learning how to make friends with dogs.

The second is Shape by Shape by Suse MacDonald. A book of cut-out shapes that ultimately (SPOILER ALERT) reveal a dinosaur. Thanks to this book, Ruby finally knows square, circle and triangle as well as crescent, oval and diamond. She requests the "dinosaur book" every night and even knows that it's a brachiosaurus. Good fun!

So, if you have a two-ish year old, I highly recommend that you get thyself to your local library and check these books out and see if they are as appealing to your young'un as they are to mine. Me, I think I am going to have to buy copies of these books since I can't renew them anymore!

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