Three Quick Kids Book Reviews

itsy_mitsyBook: Itsy Mitsy Runs Away by Elanna Allen

Itsy Mitsy is going to run away to a house with no bedtime.  Although accommodating of her desire to run away, her father reminds her of different things that she will need–her stuffed animals, food for said stuffed animals, a whole house so that she can have a light to keep the monsters away, and her daddy to mow the lawn because “Kids don’t Mow the Lawn!”  Of course, all that work makes her very sleepy, but it’s okay because her daddy is there to tuck her in.  Very cute little story.  Sweet.  We read it before bed and it was the perfect length/amount of words for the waning attention span of bedtime.

i_got_the_rhythmBook: I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Morrison

I Got The Rhythm is the story of a little girl, who walks to school on a beautiful day and finds a rhythm in everything.  This book made the list just because Sophia adored it.  I didn’t think it was anything to write home about, but she loved it.  It does have fun actions you can do in conjunction with the read (blink, clap, tap, shake, etc.) so maybe that’s why she got such a kick out of it.  It’s cute enough–the illustrations are fun–but I think the choice of language just rubbed me the wrong way.  Apparently “I have the rhythm” doesn’t have the same rhythm to it that “I got the rhythm” does, but every time I read that phrase my skin crawls.  Can’t help it.  So we have mixed opinions on this one.  Your kid will probably love it, and with any luck, you aren’t quite as crazy as I am! 😉

coming_homeBook: Coming Home by Greg Ruth

Coming Home is a very simple story, told mostly with pictures, of a boy looking for his parent who is coming home from a deployment.  There are less than 20 words in the book, but pictures speak louder than words, especially in this case.  I guess this evens Sophia and me out, because I’m pretty sure she didn’t understand my obsession with this book, just like I didn’t understand her obsession with the last.  I laughed, I cried… she looked at the pictures and watched me with skeptical concern.

Have you read any of these?  Add to the discussion in the comments!