Though we have a bjillion children's books, K and I get tired of them.
Oy, the repetition.
I decided to do something about it, went on-line, downloaded a list of all the Caldecott Award winners and honor books since the history of the award and started reserving them through the on-line service my library offers.
[I am the so smart Ms. Genius Pants!]
I also found a newsletter from our local, independent children's bookstore and reserved some of their recommendations.
This is how I found The Adventures of Polo by Regis Faller.
There are no words in the book as it is sort of a graphic novel for toddlers. There are simply pictures of Polo traipsing along on his happy adventures.
I have to be creative and describe what I see in order to I read it... you know, TALK about the pictures with my children.
[Oh, my frontal lobe!]
My children are in love with this book.
A few nights ago I listened to K read it to them and it was clear that he has no trouble with making up his own words.
I give you The Adventures of Polo... as told by K.
"Polo and kitty cat knocked on the door at the orange house and met... uh...who is that?
Oh, it's SKITTLE MAN!"
"Polo followed Skittle Man down a deep hole.
He fell right on his... butt.
Polo got up and ran after Skittle Man.
A glowing mushroom?
Is it MAGIC?
I love mushrooms!"
"Whoah. What's this?
Where has Skittle Man taken me?
Duuuuude.Check it out!
These mushrooms are AWESOME! "
"YOUR MUSHROOMS ROCK, MAN!!!"
"Oh, man! Look at this!
This is the best mushroom of all!!"
I'm flyin' high in my mushroom rocketship!!"