The Last Ornament by Judith Swisher. Here we learn about the different types of decorations we put on our tree. I know that all of ours hold some sort of sentimental meaning to my family. But we also are learning that when it all ends we have to pack it up and put it away. Like we do our toys. This book puts a fun twist on it as one ornament is lost and the others all help find it. I mean who wants to be put up without all of your friends going with you? I feel in reading this book with the grandbabes we will help get past the let down of a holiday past. And instead see the excitement of getting to visit each decoration and their meaning as we pack them up.
More Bears by Kenn Nesbitt. I have already been reading this one with Princess Emma and it is making top bids for the day. We start off with her asking for a Popsicle every day. Next she ask for a frozen cake (we keep Ding Dong in the freezer) and third is always More Bears please. The first time we read More Bears it took awhile to figure out the theme for her. But once it clicked then it was a giggle with each turn of the page. Next time we read it she started looking for each bear mentioned. And the third time she then figured out if the bears shown were from different scenes previously in the book. I have to give Princess Emma an A+ in memory skills. Kenn, we have to say, yes books need more bears even when the author may not know it.
Thanks so much to the publishing companies that have been furnishing our book habit. It is great fun to read with the kiddos. DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate this review. No other compensation was provided.