Monday, November 30, 2009

The Best Picture Books we've read recently

music appreciation books

Bach's Goldberg Variations comes with an audio CD, so you can listen to the music and read this story of a poor orphan boy who also happens to be a child prodigy musician, all at the same time.

The Circle of Seasons by Gerda Muller is a classic book with lovely illustrations of each of the four seasons and how the years go round and round.

Rome Antics was one of our SOTW selections, but it stands alone as a fun book about a pigeon taking the "scenic" route through Rome's famous sights before finally winging home.

I decided to brave another Elsa Beskow book, and Christopher's Harvest Time was much more to my liking. The story is simple, as a lonely boy meets "September" and sees all the spirits of the plants in his garden, but the illustrations and dialogue are rich. Hypatia loved the "songs' which I had to make up tunes for as I read, and she has requested that I make her a doll just like one of the illustrations:

a doll request

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