Monkey needs to listen or how we give instructions to our children

Sue Graves, Monkey Needs to Listen. A Book About Paying Attention Published 2016 by Franklin Watts   I used this book to talk again with my daughter about the need to listen when other persons talk or when we are given instructions. She is five now but she has always been mature and I have… Continue reading Monkey needs to listen or how we give instructions to our children

Michael Rosen’s book is one of the best choices when reading to the very young

Michael Rosen, A Great Big Cuddle. Poems for the Very Young Published 2015 by Candlewick Press, 80p Oh, what a book! Do you know that feeling when you find a book, you read it and you still wish you have discovered it sooner and read it again and again? This is the feeling I have… Continue reading Michael Rosen’s book is one of the best choices when reading to the very young

Stellaluna or talking about identity

Janell Cannon, Stellaluna Published 1993 by HMH Books, 48p   I have always appreciated the authors that use neglected animals in their stories and even empower them with the main roles. Stellaluna is a nice story, a beautiful combination of fantasy and scientific information about bats, a parable about survival, identity, family and friendship. I… Continue reading Stellaluna or talking about identity

The Pollyanna Principle

Eleanor H. Porter, Pollyanna Published by Puffin Classics, 1994. First published 1913. 288p I hope I will not be considered old fashioned but I fell in love with the main character of this novel and I honestly do not find Pollyanna exaggerated or too theatrical. We all tend to remember the positive and rosy experiences… Continue reading The Pollyanna Principle

Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are/ Regele tuturor salbaticiunilor

Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are Published by Red Fox, 37p. Caldecott Medal, 1964   This is the story of Max, an angry boy that wears a wolf costume and makes mischief of one kind and another.  But beyond all wild things, this is a story about love and family. One night, when Max… Continue reading Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are/ Regele tuturor salbaticiunilor