What We Are Reading

This week was a fun week for reading.  In addition to several Magic Treehouse books, Froggy actually chose some picture books to read over and over.

The first one, Drum Chavi Drum, we stumbled on at the library with no other information.  It is not one I would have It is written in both Spanish and English with the pattern of the text matching for each language so that even Froggy can find the translation for the part she is reading. But the Spanish learning it secondary to the enjoyment and message of the book.  Chavi is a young musician who wants to convince everyone that she is good enough to drum in the parade even though she is a girl.  Drumming is not only for boys.  I loved the message of this book for my music loving little girl. 

The second big win of the week is  A Picture Book of Davy Crockett. It has sat on our bookshelf for ages now without being looked at all.  Then browsing through the other day Froggy found it and fell in love.  We have learned about the Alamo and how Texas used to be part of Mexico.  Davy Crockett's father was a man of his generation and upbringing and the book shows this which sparked some very uncomfortable conversations.  We have also been singing Davy Crockett all day every day. 

Come join the reading blog hop over at ReadAloud Thursday ,Feed Me Books Friday and Mouse Grows Mouse Learns,

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  1. I found your sight by way of Little Sprout. We will definately be checking out the Davy Crockett book since we live in Texas and I see a field trip to the Alamo in the near futher. This week at waddleeahchaa we are giving away "Scoot!" by Cathryn Falwell. Just come over and leave a comment and you are entered to win. The author has featured the art of collage and a fun focus on verbs. Thanks, :) joyce

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