Saturday, August 28, 2010

Still neglecting the blog, but I'm reading, so...

Trying to get back into writing on the blog, but not doing so well... obviously. Have to say, we went to the bookstore yesterday with the kids, and Leo pointed out the new Pout-Pout Fish book on the shelf in his two-year-old way, "Mommy, fishy book." We went on to other things. It was mostly me chasing one or the other of the kids and trying to keep them all in one place until the hubby showed up and said, "Hey! It's the new Pout-Pout Fish book!" We didn't buy it, unfortunately, because it got put down quickly in order to chase a runaway Leo. And after all that, I check my blog tonight (after not being on for, um, a few months) and there's a comment from Deborah Diesen!!!! Awesome!!

So here's the cover of the new Pout-Pout Fish book:

The Pout-Pout Fish and the Big Big Dark
by Deborah Diesen
illustrated by Dan Hanna
ISBN: 0374307989

On a side note, I decided to check into my blog because I'm a wimp when it comes to scary stories. I'm trying to read Skeleton Creek by Patrick Carman. It's in journal form, and there are videos online that you can watch as you read through the book. Very Blair Witch Project-like. So, at the point where I heard a sound and looked behind me to see if anyone might be on our deck outside, I realized it was time to just read this book during the day. Good thing I have my Boston Terrier, Homer, to protect me. Wonder where he got off to...

Skeleton Creek
by Patrick Carman
ISBN: 1765043549

Friday, February 19, 2010

Jumping for joy

Yep. I'm jumping up and down right now. Although, it's hard to type and do that at the same time, so I think I'll sit down a bit. But, the reason! Aha! I got a cool little newsletter today about all the COOL books that are coming out this fall and I'm so EXCITED! A new Knuffle Bunny book! A new Llama Llama book! And a new Pout-Pout Fish book!

Well, that last one might not be as popular right now as it should be. But my kids LOVE it. Because my husband does these great voices for the characters, and well, it's really just a great book with some catchy rhyming. You should check it out. It's about, um, a pout-pout fish that pouts all the time because... he's a pout-pout fish and that's what they do, you know. In the end, he meets someone special and doesn't feel so pouty anymore. Go get it. Like, right now. If you can find it. Quickly, now. :) Go!

The Pout-Pout Fish
by Deborah Diesen
ISBN: 0374360960

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Re-emerged from dropping off the face of the earth...

I'm not sure what happened to the last few months. I think they may have disappeared in the vacuum, or maybe into that black hole that sucks up all the books that we can't find at the library when they should be there. Regardless, I'm back!

I have to talk about one of our favorite author/illustrators right now, Jan Thomas. We LOVE her books. I think we've read Rhyming Dust Bunnies, maybe 20 times now. I kid you not! My two-year-old brought it to me last night. I even think he might have said please, although it went more like "peeeez". So, if you haven't read it, please get it, and then make a run on all Jan Thomas' other books, because they are EQUALLY AWESOME!

Rhyming Dust Bunnies

by Jan Thomas

ISBN: 141697976X

Bonus: It rhymes, short words, so my 4 year-old was able to read a good portion of the book. Yes!

P.S. I spent a good chunk of break time this morning running around the library trying to find her newest book, which was supposed to be on display, only to find that it had already been snatched up within an hour of being put out. Yep, that good.


About Me

I'm a children's librarian and mother of two preschoolers. On the side, I play soccer, bike, scrapbook, crochet, and read an obscene amount of children's books.