Monday, April 26, 2010

Children's Book Monday

For today's post (since it's automatic as I'm out of town! Oh and normally I would be linked to CBM here, but not today!)  I asked my daughter to go to her bookshelf and bring me her favorite book.  "The book you want me to read to you every day for the rest of your life!" I told her.
She got so excited and ran to her room carrying back for me this selection!

"Really?  Why this one?" (I don't know that I've ever even read it to them!)
"Just because she is the bestest girl in the book and she is in The Queen of Easter too, and I just like that she likes hearts, me too!"

What is your favorite thing about this book?
"That she counts the days until Valentines Day, you see, she counts!"

So while writing this post, my husband arrived home and sat down to read to our precious little bundles who were now very anxious to read their "favorite" story.

I'm sure just by looking at the cover that you know the author/illustrator's name.  Mary Englebreit has a very distinct style.  The "Queen" books feature a character by the name of Ann Estelle.  A young, proper and frilly little girl.  In this story she is greatly anticipating Valentines Day. The children at school all bring a box for their valentines.  When Ann Estelle gets caught up in decorating her box, she forgets to make valentines for all of her friends!  The self sacrificing solution is a heart warming ending that children can relate to.

Which is probably why my daughter likes it so much...

1 comment:

Elise @A Path Made Straight said...

Aw, we love Mary. We're on a first-name basis, apparently! ;)

Thanks for this recommendation and sweet review, friend- I'm going to go ahead and add you to the other links, okay? Enjoy your trip! xo

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