Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Christmas Book recommended by Mrs. Treasure- Grumpy Badger's Christmas

This simple, cute story is written by Paul Bright and nicely illustrated by Jane Chapman. Does anyone ever feel grumpy, especially at this time of year? When the little forest animals are busy getting ready for a Christmas celebration, all Grumpy Badger wants to do is go to bed and sleep. Every time he crawls underneath his warm comforter, someone bangs on his door and asks for something like a ladder or a string of lights. Finally Grumpy falls asleep but he dreams of his friend Mole stuck at the top of the tree. So he jumps out of bed, grabs his ladder and decides to participate in all the frivolity after all. In fact, he hosts the party!

Friday, December 3, 2010

A Winter Giving Activity

At this Holiday time of year when Winter is coming and we give thanks and give gifts to others, here is an idea for the birds and small animals. Do you have some stale crackers or chips in your cupboard? If you have a yard, break them up into little pieces, spread them out on the ground and see who comes to eat them. If you live in the city, take them to the Park or put a little tray feeder outside of your window and watch to see who comes to the feast.

Roscoe and Molly like this idea but these tidbits are for the birds.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Not only is Dory Story a fun book to read, it's also about science and the food chain along the east coast of New England. Its about water safety too, and about going out in a boat alone. The illustrations in this book are exceptional. This big fish story has a surprise ending which will enchant the pros and present a cautionary tale for the inexperienced.

I highly recommend this book for ages 3 to 10. and give it 5 stars.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Mrs. Treasure Recommends "The Hermit Crab" by Carter Goodrich

A very shy hermit crab decides to move into a new shell which is part of a broken superhero.  In the process, he convinces his neighbors that he has saved Flounder from being squished by a big trap.  The hermit crab becomes a hero, but discovers that he was happier being a hermit in his own shell.

This is a very cute story with interesting characters and is well worth the read for children of the age 2-7 years. 

Highly recommend:  4 stars out of 5.

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