Monday, April 28, 2008

Worms. . .

Monday's Mixed Media

And caterpillars.

The last time we were at my parent's the night crawlers were out in force Saturday morning. Their presence gave Abigail such a fright that even after they were gone she couldn't bring herself to walk with us. In honor of the courage she demonstrated this weekend by walking around a mostly dead earth worm, I thought I would feature our current collection of "wormy" books.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle tells the story of a butterfly's life cycle. That little caterpillar eats himself into a stomach ache with junk food and ushers himself into cocoon stage with a proper meal. I love Carle's illustrations.

Webster the Scaredy Spider by Max Lucado tells the story of Webster, a spider scared of almost everything, who learns that bravery and courage are gifts from God. Gifts God wants to give His children. Makes it easier to talk to Abigail about bravery.

Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni is the story of a wily inch worm who is able to escape being eaten by birds. Abigail likes to try to find the inch worm in the pictures.

When I'm Big by Christine Tagg, illustrated by Bill Bolton, tells the story of a caterpillar exploring the lives of various insects to find his future. It's a pop-up book and a creative take on the lives of insects. We enjoy reading it.

What about you? Have you found any books we should add to our library list?

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