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Sunday, June 1, 2008

June 08 Book of the Month

Announcing Planet Silas' June 08 book of the month:

Frog Book by Chelona.

This month's book is a departure from the more traditionally formatted picture books that have made the list in the past. This one truly blends the lines between book and toy.

This is a book with a touch of whimsy. The movable frog and wordless pictures allow parents and children to imagine a story together. I love the fact that he can't bend, wrinkle or tear the pages.
He can't chew on the binding until it comes apart either (see Good Morning Farm! below), and this makes it much sturdier than a board book. Because the wood pages can be wiped clean, this is a favorite to give to Silas to "read" at the table before and after meals.
Silas knows the sign for frog (in baby sign, it's sticking your tongue in and out), and it's pretty cute to see him say "frog" over and over again when he's looking at this book.

We have a video of Silas playing with this book when he first got it in March, which you can watch here.
"I really like this book, mom!"
And...this month's honorable mentions are:

Dr. Seuss's ABC: An Amazing Alphabet Book!

A classic! It's easy to see why. Si's favorite passage is "big D, little d, what begins with D? Doughnuts and a Duck-dog, D d D!" D is his favorite sound to vocalize, at the moment. When we recited the D line for him today, he said "du-dog!" We haven't been able to get him to repeat it, but it was still fun to hear, even just that once. The only thing we don't like about this book is the K part, which ends with "K k K." As innocent as this book might be, we can't bring ourselves to say "K k K" when we read it to Silas, so we usually make something else up instead.
And finally:
Good Morning Farm! by Matt Mitter, illustrated by Frances Cony. A great board book for introducing animal sounds, Silas loves this book...
...in fact, he's loved it to death:
Just after taking these last two photos, the book broke entirely. Nothing a little glue can't fix!

2 comments:

challengeandfun said...

Very nice blog. Your son is so cute! We are the importers of the Chelona Frog Book & we love to see people enjoying our products!

Rob Wilson
Challenge & Fun, Inc.

Jessi, Dave, and Alden said...

We are so glad that you like the book, Silas! Love, J, D, and A