suzyqdash's Summer Reading List - 2013
The Berenstain Bears: The Big Honey Hunt
According to Papa Bear, a bear must use his smarts to search for honey. When he brings Brother Bear along on a hunt for honey, it takes more than a few missteps to outsmart the Bears. This is the first book in the classic series that has inspired readers for generations.
The Frog and Toad Are Friends
From writing letters to going swimming, telling stories to finding lost buttons, Frog and Toad are always there for each other—just as best friends should be.
Clifford the Big Red Dog
Emily Elizabeth has the biggest, reddest dog on her street, and his name is Clifford. He's so big that when he runs after cars, he catches them in his mouth, and his doghouse is bigger than Emily Elizabeth's house. Children love the idea of the things you could do and the fun you could have with a giant dog. This first book in the series will not dissapoint.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
In the tiny town of Chewandswallow, it rained soup, snowed mashed potatoes, and sometimes the wind blew in storms of hamburgers. Life for the townspeople was delicious until the weather took a turn for the worse. Chewandswallow was plagued by storms of huge food. Something had to be done, and in a hurry.
Have fun with Olivia dressing up, singing songs, building sand castles, napping (maybe), dancing, painting on walls, and (whew!) going to sleep at last.
Green Eggs and Ham
This Dr. Seuss classic features Sam-I-am as he tries to convince an acquaintance that green eggs and ham is, indeed, a delectable meal to be savored everywhere and every way.
Where the Wild Things Are
In this Sendak classic, Max dons his wolf suit in pursuit of some mischief and gets sent to bed without supper. Fortuitously, a forest grows in his room, allowing his wild rampage to continue unimpaired. Sendak's color illustrations (perhaps his finest) are beautiful, and each turn of the page brings the discovery of a new wonder.
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
The consequences of giving a cookie to this energetic mouse run the young host ragged, but young readers will come away smiling at the antics that tumble like dominoes through the pages of this delightful picture book.
When George's mother tells her son to bark, he meows. She patiently explains that "Cats go meow. Dogs go arf. Now, bark, George." But he quacks! Then oinks. Then moos. Becoming less patient and more exasperated, George's mom takes him to the vet, who reaches deep down inside the errant pup, and, much to everyone's surprise, pulls out a cat! Then a duck, a pig, and finally a cow. George is cured, and barks at last! Or is he?
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
People of all ages have terrible, horrible days, and Alexander offers us the cranky commiseration we crave as well as a reminder that things may not be all that bad.