Hannah is a big fan of One Was Johnny: A Counting Book
by Maurice Sendak. Johnny lives by himself (and likes it like that) but his little tiny home is invaded by a series of intruders like a monkey mailman, a robber, and a tiger out selling old clothes. After Johnny has counted ten too many visitors, he has enough and lays down the law. Then one by one he counts as they leave. This is a great counting book, with good illustrations, and it’s clever.
I got out some of the Christmas/winter books in our collection, and discovered Josh’s childhood copy of The Snowy Day
. The illustrations have a cool 60s feel, and according to “Honey For a Child’s Heart” this is one of the first books with an African-American hero. Interesting. It’s a good book for winter.
If anyone has any recommendations for good Christmas and/or winter books for kids, please let me know. The hold lines are beginning to pile up.
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