Book Review: Llama Llama Red Pajama

Where's Mama??

Where’s Mama??

We were gifted a copy of Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney and it quickly became a favorite.

After being tucked into bed for the night, the baby llama decides he needs his mama one last time. Baby llama calls for his mama, who is busy doing dishes downstairs and says she will be up in a minute to check on him. In the moments it takes her to finish up, the llama has scared himself silly over why she hasn’t rushed to his side. He basically has a conniption fit when she doesn’t come right away. Most of us parents can relate to this scenario, and so can our kids!
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Book Review: Baby Bear’s Chairs

Love This Book!

Love This Book!

For a few months now, Franci’s Nana takes her to the library once a week and sends her home with a batch of books for us to read until the next library day. Out of the dozens of children’s books we have read, we’ve only ever purchased our own copy of one title: Baby Bear’s Chairs by Jane Yolen.

The rhymes are unique and fun to read and the pictures are detailed and colorful. The story is relatable, especially if your kids call their father “Papa”.  It’s a great bedtime book, and Franci has requested it every night since we got it.  So far, I haven’t gotten sick of it which, gives it five stars in my book.
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What I Learned about Green Living from Little House on the Prairie

Ever since Audrey turned five, I’ve been reading children’s novels out loud to her. In under a year and a half, we’ve completed thirty books together—almost all old favorites from my youth. Quite a few of them may have been responsible for turning me on to green living. Let’s review:

The Little House on the Prairie series. After reading Little House in the Big Woods, little Audrey exclaimed, “Ma, let’s give away all my toys! For Christmas, I’ll be content with a few pieces of candy and a homemade doll to replace my corncob!” All right, so she didn’t go that far, but she is obsessed with pioneer living. She has taken to wearing an apron over dresses and has asked her grandmother to make her a compete pioneer ensemble, including bloomers and a bonnet. (Wait, so it seems that the books have sparked her materialistic impulses rather than dampened them. Hm.)
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