I have been reading for myself a little bit lately, but most of my reading these days is to Félix, and although I know I can read anything to him at this point, it's more fun reading kids books. We read a few books a few times a day, and Dave usually spends some time each day reading to him too. Félix will sit and listen and try to touch the pages, and grab them if he can. Surprisingly at 5 months he does have a few books that he prefers, and others that he doesn't really care about. Ok without further ado then, this is what we've been reading lately:
Good Morning World and Good Night World
This is Félix's absolutely favourite book. We read it every morning and as soon as he sees it he gets super excited and makes all kinds of sounds and wants to touch it the whole time. As I mentioned we bought this in Vancouver and it's also one of my favourite's. The artwork is gorgeous, with lots of bright colours and simple fun (and educational) text (ie:Good morning whales playing and singing in a pod). Good Night World is also enjoyable, but for the same reasons but there's something about the morning version that Félix seems to like best.
Does anybody not love this book? This is one of Félix favourite night time reads. I mean, seriously, how can you not love "...and the quiet old lady whispering hush"? She kind of creeps me out to be honest,but I that's what I love about her!! I also love the page that says "Goodnight nobody". That's just great. We picked up a book while on vacation in Nova Scotia that is loosely based on Goodnight Moon (and it's pretty good too).
A Porcupine in a Pine Tree
I saw this book a few times and finally decided to buy it this weekend. It's awesome!! It's a Canadian take on a Partridge in a Pear Tree. I love the drawings and Félix loves the singing aspect, especially "Five Stanley Cups!". You can also buy a really cute porcupine toy, but we didn't because we have lots and lots of stuffed toys...but it is super cute!
Simon et les Flocons de Neige
Félix really cares much about this one though.
Last but not least, my parents brought a few more french books for us (they are super hard to find even at the Chapter's here in Red Deer-where there is no French section!!)...
Le plus beau des bonhommes
This one is extra fun because the snowman (bonhomme) is shimmery. The first time we read this book Félix could have cared less about the shimmery bits, but now he likes to touch them. I find that most ""touch and feel" books don't have big enough spots for him to touch so he usually misses out, and he usually doesn't appreciate it if I try to help him out!
Do you have children's books you'd recommend that are either Christmas or winter themed?