It’s an exciting time in our house these days. Not only are we having fun being outdoors all day, but we’re enjoying our downtime with reading. My older son is reading fluently now, in time for First Grade in a few weeks. He’s at that cool/funny phase where he’s spelling everything—his answers to questions, all the signs he reads and even the things he’s thinking about out loud. It’s both hilarious and borderline a-n-n-o-y-i-n-g.
Just in time for this special time of further cultivating my book lovers, we were asked to join a fun program with Parragon Books. Parragon Books has a cool Book Buddies program where a select group of bloggers read and review their titles.
For June, we had a great time checking out Stickersaurus and Discovery Kids 1000 Strange but True Animal Facts.
Stickersaurus is a quirky novelty book that has hundreds of dinosaur stickers and pullout pages. With the stickers and word bubbles, it has a comic book feel. I especially love the thick pages, which makes the application and re-application of stickers easy and fun. Stickersaurus not only encourages imagination and creativity, but it reinforces story creation and story sequence. It’s ideal for ages five and up.
Discovery Kids 1000 Strange but True Animal Facts is perfect for curious animal lovers. As a kid, I loved books with lists and fragmented thoughts, so books like these would keep me occupied for hours. I love how the book is full of education and eye-catching lists. Most of the facts are weird facts that I never knew, but ones the big kid and I enjoyed poring over on a rainy day.
We loved checking out these great books and can’t wait to read even more fun titles from Parragon!