Reading / Watching

by cecimadden

painting by Katie M. Berggren

  • Princess of the Potty by Nora Gaydos
    Just for a little inspiration.  Rachel has loved this book for weeks now and is starting to warm up to the idea of using her own potty.
  • Curious George and the Firefighters by H.A. Rey
    A new favorite for our collection, thanks to Nana.
  • Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
    A cautionary tale, indeed.  Do you love Mo Willems yet?
  • Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
    We don’t so much read our Madeline books as we pore over the beautifully quirky illustrations.
  • Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son’s First Year
    Anne Lammott’s account of the first year raising her son.  Funny, candid, and filled with good faith.
  • Listography by Nathaniel Russell
    This book is like a brilliant set of writing prompts.  If you are a list-maker like me, this one is for you.

And watching

  • Marley & Me
    One of the few family-friendly selections in our dvd collection.  I thought Rachel would disregard it from the beginning, but she is totally mesmerized by this dog and he holds her attention right up until the movie gets painfully sad.  Then she disregards it.  Perfect!
  • Napoleon Dynamite
    Rachel and Jim are in love with the dancing scenes.
  • Alice in Wonderland
    No description necessary, right?  Best. kids. movie. ever.
  • Elmo in Grouchland
    The theme is don’t be greedy.  The Sesame Street gang basically commits civil disobedience.  The good guys win.  Need I say more?
  • The Help
    Definitely a must-see movie, and now on my must-read list.

What are you reading and watching?