We are heading into week two of our winter break for Evie and me. With winter breaks comes a whole lot of story time. It’s almost always story time in our house. Both of the girls are always pulling books off the shelf to read. We recently added a couple new ones to the collection for them. These cold winter days when we don’t want to go outside, we are hunkering down and reading.
The girls were incredibly excited when they spotted this book. We have another book which features a fox and they love it, so this part alone won them over immediately. It’s all about a fox who is trying to figure out what he should be doing since winter has arrived and the snow is coming. He sees all the other creatures doing their thing. Like the geese flying south and squirrels gathering nuts. You’ll have to read the book to find out what fox decides he needs to do. The artwork in this book is beautiful. Each illustration goes perfectly with the words on the page. It’s a great little story to introduce your kids to what animals do when getting ready for winter.
Every kid dreams of days filled with snow. This book brought back all of my childhood memories and made me think of my girls and their love of snow. There’s just something special about that fluffy white stuff this time of year. That’s exactly what this story is all about, everything a snow day has to offer. It captures the way snow looks and sounds to how we feel when the snow starts to cover the ground. This story depicts exactly why kids and kids at heart love snow so much.
While my kid’s do not believe in Santa, he is known simply as a fun character who shows up at Christmas time in books and movies, they both liked this book. It’s about how Santa gets into different houses around the world, specifically those that do not have a chimney. It’s about a boy who has moved into a new home that does not have a chimney and he is worried that Santa will not be able to visit. He ends up finding a key that will be the answer to his question about how Santa will get to visit. The book is complete with a metal key that can become part of a unique holiday tradition for those who have children who believe in Santa.
This is one that I was excited to read. Why? I remember the first time I ever read Jumanji. I had taken the book out of the library when I was in elementary school, in grade 1. The illustrations are just as mesmerizing as the first time I flipped the pages of this book. Each image is black and white, filled with all sorts of detail to go with the story. The story is about two kids who start a game without reading the rules and find themselves on a journey as the board game comes to life. What would you do if was suddenly raining in your home or there was a lion sitting on a piano? Possibly my favourite part of this edition is that it comes with bonus audio read by Robin Williams.
Did you add any new books to your kid’s collections? What are some of their new favourites?
Books are something we will always get for the girls. I love when they ask if we will read them a book. One book almost always turns into five books or more. Some of my favourite moments are when I go upstairs and see the girls sitting and flipping through their books. Sure it often means the books are scattered all over the place, but it means they are using their imagination and playing quietly on their own. One day soon, they will not be asking for us to read a book to them anymore. When they ask, we will happily read them a book. Story time is a must around here.
Disclosure: We were provided with these items by Raincoast Books.
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