I picked this book from the library last week. Mainly because I was intrigued by the cover.
It is hilarious. Big Mean Mike is the biggest, toughest dog in the whole neighbourhood. He has a big mean car that he likes to drive around the big, mean streets. Everyone knows that Mike is big and mean and that’s just the way he likes it. Then one day a tiny fuzzy bunny shows up in his car. Before anyone can see, Mike puts the bunny down on the pavement and drives away. When the tiny fuzzy bunny shows up again and this time brings a friend, Mike tells them both to get lost. Big, mean dogs do not hang out with tiny, fuzzy bunnies! But gosh, those bunnies are SO sweet…
My son loved it! And I love the lesson that it teaches to the kids. Very recommended.
So the holidays began and with them, the problem of “what do i do with the children every day?”
Last week I went with my 4 year-old to see this new play at the Polka Theatre called “Charlie and Lola Extremely New Play”. The set is extremely colourful and mobile. The puppets are the characters from the TV show Charlie and Lola, very well recreated. The show is about the seasons and it is very interactive for little children. You have as well some shows where you can take toddlers or babies for free, in the website you will see a blue baby icon, those are the ones you are allow to go with them.
Grab the tickets quickly, they fly!
I bought this book for my son’s birthday. It’s just great! The girl had such a bad day and had tantrums about absolutely everything, which made me laugh. I guess children can learn that they can have a bad day sometimes as well. I really recommend this book. Actually, it won an award “WINNER OF THE ROALD DAHL FUNNY PRIZE 2012″.
You can find it on Amazon here
Again Oliver Jeffers and his amazing imagination. I bought this book for Rafi and I read it last night before giving it to him for his birthday, I laughed out loud so much. This book is brilliant, such a simple but effective story. Floyd has to rescue his kite that is stuck on a tree, and then the fun begins with his adventure to rescue it.
You can check out all his books in his website
Potty training is really hard. It took a long time for my son to really “click”. I bought these 2 books that really helped. One is called Pirate Pete’s Potty, and it features a button that triggers an applause sound to encourage the child to use the potty. Another book I used was “Boys Potty Time”, that came with stickers which you can give your child for effort, successful or otherwise! Every kid is different and for some its easier than for others but these tools definitely helped with my son’s learning. What method was useful for you?
I bought a Children’s e-book the other day called “Why? Because I love you”. It has really nice illustrations by Mary Lee. It is a beautifully illustrated book about the ways these cuddly characters, Little Pup and Grey Bear, show their love.
You can see more of her work in her website, or buy the book here
This book is a classic, an “I spy” story with Rhymed text and gorgeous illustrations. Written and illustrated by Janet and Allan Ahlberg, Each Peach Pear Plum is one of the most popular picture books in public libraries. I found it in a clearance of books from a playgroup that we used to go. Lucky me.