Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The Bake Shop Ghost and other books

**originally this post came out on the 19th of June, 2007. I have added to it.**

I seem to get a lot of hits on my posts regarding children so I thought I would add another entry for those people looking up things kid related. I can´t come up with a list of great children´s books because that list would be so long. I wanted to maybe limit it to the most recent additions to the library that I think are outstanding. This one I picked up on our last trip to Chicago and I liked it so much that I decided to review it in Amazon. If you click on the picture you will be taken to that site. If you would like to see all of my reviews in Amazon you can click -here-.

I have very few reviews but at least they are very helpful if you go by the votes I have received.

Some other books that I think are great follow:

"I´m a Manatee" It comes with a CD of the song. It's very catchy, clever and sprinkled with sophisticated vocabulary. Adults will need to translate some of these verses. For example, "immune from human folly and inanity".

We loved this one so much we bought another John Lithgow book called Mahalia Mouse Goes to College. This one also comes with a CD featuring the author reading the story as part of his commencement speech to the Harvard's class of 2005. Just like the other story, this one is also full of sophisticated vocabulary. In this one Mahalia goes out looking for food and scurries into a college student´s backpack sniffing out some cheese when all of a sudden the zipper closes. She comes out later in the middle of a class and is entranced by the professor´s words warning his students that this is a very advanced class. She stays on to study and eventually graduates and is finally reunited with her family at graduation day.

We are having so much fun with these books that we are going to try more John Lithgow books and CD´s. He even has a website that I think is pretty cool.


Anonymous said...

Hello Frank,
I came across your comment on BTF Blog.

Many of us are pleased that BTF has now implemented some new tools and will be taking decisive action which will be to the benefit of genuine bloggers.

You have some very interesting posts on your blog, and John Lithgow is an excellent author.

Unknown said...

Hi Colin,

Thanks! To think that our daughter picked it out at a bookstore (I'm a Manatee). I had no idea he was writing books.

I am also glad that the contest seems more legit now. I still hope it does not come down to a race to who gets more votes than the next person. I really did not enjoy clicking on everyone and their grandmother for votes.