Saturday, November 9, 2013

Kid Konnection - From Head to Toe by Eric Carle

Kid Konnection is a weekly feature hosted by Booking Mama, featuring all things kid's books. Since I spend a good deal of time each week reading kids books, I thought it would be fun to join in!

From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
published 1999
28 pages

Synopsis from publisher -

What does an elephant do? It stomps its foot. Can you? From the creator of such beloved classics as The Grouchy Ladybug and The Mixed-Up Chameleon comes this interactive story that invites kids to imitate animal movements. Watching giraffes bend their necks or monkeys wave their arms is fun, but nothing could be better than joining in. From their heads down to their toes, kids will be wriggling, jiggling, and giggling as they try to keep up with these animals!Alligators wiggle, elephants stop, gorillas thump, and giraffes bend. Can you do it?

My thoughts -

I am doing my best to raise kids who love to read, and one of the ways I'm trying to keep them excited about reading is our weekly trip to the library. Each week we participate in Story Time, and then I let them pick out books. Each kid gets to pick out their own books - whatever catches their eye, no input or suggestions from mom. They love having the freedom to browse through the stacks and grab the books that THEY want to read.

I think this might be the first Eric Carle book I've read with the kids - I'm not sure how that happened! David picked this out last week, and it's been a lot of fun to read. Both kids enjoy the interactive aspect of the book, and I've even found them "reading" this one to themselves when I'm not around. Of course, Eric Carle's illustrations are wonderful, and really hold their imaginations. I think this would be a great book to have in your household library - who knows, it might wind up in ours!

What is YOUR favorite Eric Carle book - apparently I need to check out more! Is there another author like Eric Carle that I shouldn't miss?


bermudaonion said...

My son loved The Very Busy Spider. I think all of Carle's books are gorgeous!

Suko said...

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a lot of fun, also! All of Eric Carle's books are a ton of fun, for kids and their lucky parents! :)

mar10123 said...

Based on D&S's recommendation, their cousin checked out the same title yesterday from the WPL. "We ARE a reading family."

Julie P. said...

We loved THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR but I don't think you can go wrong with Mr. Carle.

David James said...

I am a self-published author and illustrator of fun children's books. I recently released an animated version of my latest book. Mary the Hairy Fairy is the first of a number of Animated Storybook features I will be creating. I hope you enjoy it amazing and new thing.