A relatively new installment in this blog is to make a quick note, every few months, of the girls’ favorite books. Here is installation number 2. There, it’s official. This is a regular thing now. 🙂
Claire has recently started to read her own books to us, but we still like to read to her every night too. Claire’s favorite series right now is Fancy Nancy. She gets a new Fancy Nancy book from the school library about once a week. The recent sampling includes Fancy Nancy and the Late, Late, LATE Night, Fancy Nancy: Halloween…or Bust!, Fancy Nancy: The 100th Day of School, and Fancy Nancy and the Boy from Paris. Occasionally we buy a Fancy Nancy book, and sometimes they have stickers, and she’ll put one or two stickers on the pages of the book (never anywhere else) each night until nearly every open space in the book is covered by a sticker.
Molly has also been enjoying a series, in her case Elmer. Elmer is a colorful, patchwork elephant. He loves to explore his world and point out the colors, sizes, numbers, etc. of the animals around him. Elmer always ends up going to sleep at the end of the story. Molly also loves Corduroy, which is one of those sweet classic kids’ stories that is always fun to read. When the stuffed animal Corduroy pops the button off a mattress and falls off the bed, Molly loves to say, “Oh no! Bear fell down!” Perhaps not coincidentally, Claire also used to love both Elmer and Corduroy as a toddler. This pair cannot be resisted by the toddler set!