Geography lesson with Cat in the Hat

Tish Rabe, Why Oh Why Are Desserts Dry? Illustrated by Aristides Ruiz and Joe Mathieu Published in 2011 by Random House Children’s Books, 38p   Not all children or adults love geography but when you have the Cat in the Hat to be your teacher the journey to discover the deserts turns into a unique… Continue reading Geography lesson with Cat in the Hat

About national identity

Mem Fox, Possum Magic. Illustrated by Julie Vivas An Omnibus book from Scholastic Australia, 32p Mem Fox is one of the most well-known Australian writers of children’s books and a former university teacher. I haven’t heard about her when living in Romania but I liked her instantly after reading an interview where she said that… Continue reading About national identity

About penguins and dreams coming true

Richard and Florence Atwater, Mr Popper’s Penguins. Illustrated by Robert Lawson Published 1992 by Little, Brown and Company, 139p   Imagine how your life would change if twelve penguins came to live in your house. I know for sure your children would have the best days. My daughter adored this book; we had so much… Continue reading About penguins and dreams coming true

“Do you think the king knows all about me?”

A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young. Illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard Published 2007 by Egmont Books, 112p Every child is his parents’ inspiration. In 1924, Alan Alexander Milne published this volume of poems for his son, Christopher Robin who was three years old at that time. If the name of the boy sounds familiar to… Continue reading “Do you think the king knows all about me?”

Do you like classic novels?

Susan Coolidge, What Katy Did Published 2007 by ACC Distribution (first published 1872), 159p I was reading this novel when I started thinking if children would really understand and enjoy it.  The classic literature tends to faint in favor of modern novels and stories, which somehow is quite understandable. But we still need the classics.… Continue reading Do you like classic novels?