Monday, February 27, 2012
It's Monday: What Are You Reading?
So, I haven't had time to read lots lately. But, the things i've read have been such fun. Here are some highlights!
I read Polly Horvath's new MR. AND MRS. BUNNY-DETECTIVES EXTRADINAIRE BY MRS. BUNNY. It is absolutely HYSTERICAL. I LOVE Polly Horvath--I have ever since I read EVERYTHING ON A WAFFLE years ago. I picked this one up on a whim because I was in a reading rut. I found myself laughing outloud early in the book and quickly fell in love with both Mr. and Mrs. Bunny. I decided I was hooked when I read this:
"Yes, you do that," said Mrs. Bunny, who wanted to get back to her fitness routine. She didn't like Mr. Bunny around for this. He tended to make remarks.
There are many surprising lines like this and I laughed aloud throughout the book. I have no idea if kids will catch the humor but I am pretty sure they will.
Even without the humor, this is a fun story and I highly recommend it. This book received several starred reviews so lots of people love it. A must-read, I think!
And, thank goodness for the CYBILS. I quickly ordered a few of the winners that were announced last week. It is always fun to discover new-to-me books and I thank the CYBILS for recognizing some great books I may have missed. I read the nonfiction picture book winner, I FEEL BETTER WITH A FROG IN MY THROAT: HISTORY'S STRANGEST CURES by Carlyn Beccia. This is a fun book that I am sure kids will love. The book tells of various cures used throughout history and examines those that do/do not really work. I read it cover to cover and learned lots.
I also read HAVE FUN, ANNA HIBISCUS! How have I missed this character? WOW! I love this character--I love her like I love Clementine and Roscoe Riley. She makes me smile. I ordered every Anna Hibiscus story after I read this one!
Since I am trying to start this running routine, I am also reading a few books to keep me thinking about that. HEALTH AT EVERY SIZE is a good read. Lots of interesting information about lifestyle changes. I like that one but I am LOVING WHAT I TALK ABOUT WHEN I TALK ABOUT RUNNING by Hakuri Murakami. A great reflective, memoir-type book about running, writing and life. I am anxious to read more of this one this coming week.
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