Freedom School, Yes! is six-year-old Emma’s pick for the week. We borrowed it from the library after reading about it at Adventures in Mommydom, where you can also find a lovely printable to go along with the book. Based on events that really happened, this book highlights several famous African-Americans while recognizing the bravery of ordinary individuals. The illustrations are beautiful, and the message inspiring.
I picked up A House in the Woods because it was featured at What Do We Do All Day? We weren’t disappointed, and this book was especially a hit with four-year-old Johnny, who loves ears and has a stuffed moose he adores. It’s hard not to love a quirky book about two little pigs, a bear, and a moose who build a home to share with help from beavers requesting pay in peanut butter sandwiches.
The Princess and the Pig was found through the same post at What Do We Do All Day? If you like non-traditional princess books (and even if you like the traditional tales), this is a story to read! A princess and a pig are switched at birth…
Josephine Wants to Dance is a wonderful story about doing something because you love it, even though people think you can’t – and even if you are a kangaroo who wants to be a ballerina. I love the message, and the illustrations are delightful. This book was a huge hit with two-year-old Lily especially, but six-year-old Emma also enjoyed it. I think Johnny found it slightly too pink, but he still enjoyed the story.
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