Reading Stings

A bug has just bitten my daughter. No, luckily it’s not the creepy crawly type. It’s the reading bug! I am fascinated at her love for the printed word. Every time I come home from work, she asks me not for toys, but for books. She bawls out whenever I forget to bring her home a book, so I always make it a point to remember. Here’s a brief review of one of her favorite reads:

Knuffle Bunny: a cautionary tale by Mo Willems – This Caldecott Medal winner is about Trixie, a toddler who totes along her favorite rag-doll / toy Knuffle Bunny as she and her father go on a trip to the Laundromat. The drama, or comedy, begins when Trixie realizes that her precious Knuffle Bunny has been left behind at the Laundromat.

The expressive cartoon drawings which are superimposed on actual photographs of the city provide the backdrop for this tale which somewhat reflects real life. Both parents and kids can most certainly identify with the characters. It shows how things can still go wrong, even when we adults are in charge. And when things go wrong for toddlers, it’s just total mayhem.

This is a book which you can not only read to your kid, but read with him or her as well. If you can’t find it at your kids’ school library, you can grab a copy from Fully Booked or your nearby bookstore.

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  1. reading has a lot of benefits…it will also help her sa pakikipag-relate niya sa ibang tao…

    bonding time time din namin ng mga kids ang pumunta sa bookstore pag pumupunta kmi sa mall.

    i’m your newest follower nga pala… thanks for following my new blog…

  2. Steve Selway says

    Thank you for your post. An excellent read.

  3. genefaith says

    it’s a beautiful sight for me to see kids indulge in reading:)

  4. Wow galing nmn ni Lexie! :)

  5. oh please send those bugs here! I have been encouraging my kids to read but to no avail! oh they do read a few minutes a day but still prefers TV over books haays

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