I have been to the library several times to get books for this class, and of course, I have found many. My son also started school not too long ago, and he has been bringing books to the house to read; both of us get to do our homework and it has worked great. He reads to me, and I read to him, it is wonderful. So for this assignment, I am going to include two of the books (bottom two) he has read to me so far.
Sea Otters, (National Geographic) by Laura Marsh, is a book about sea otters. They explain the anatomy of the otters and how they live in the wild. Their webbed feet help them swim faster in the water to catch food, especially, fish. This is a great book for children to learn about animals in the wild and what they do in order to survive.
Stone soup, by Naomi C. Lewis is a book about a kid who was walking and got hungry. He was carrying a stone with him and stopped at an old ladies house and asked for food. She said she did not have any food. He suggested they made soup with the stone he was carrying. The old lady got excited and was convinced soup could be made with the stone. However, she didnot realized that it was not the stone which gave flavor to the soup, but the ingredients that were put into the soup.
Giant Squid, by Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann is a book about the life of a giant squid and how it lives in the dark at the bottom of the ocean. The book talks about how man knows more about the planet Mars, and not enough about this giant squid. Apparently, every day we learn more and more about them and how intelligent they are. They are giant, that is for sure. Their tentacles can measure up to 30 feet and the one eye they have is the size of a soccer ball. These animals are some amazing giants for sure! The pictures in the book are beautiful as well, full of colors and detail.
Trombone Shorty, by Troy Andrews is a non fiction story which took place in the New Orleans. This is the story about a boy who loved music and wanted to become an artist just like his father and brother, James, were. He pretended to play instruments, made out of objects such as cardboard boxes, pencils, metal, etc.,with his friends and had their own little band. One day, he found a beat up trombone and from that day on, he knew he was going to play “real” music and have his own band. As time went by, his dreams became true and he became the artist he once dreamed to be. By sharing his own story, Troy hopes other children will follow their dreams of becoming whatever they want to be in life. With perseverance, anything can be possible!