Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Staying In...

Being sick means staying in.....

Doing puzzles.....

Especially fun puzzles that may feature a very hungry caterpillar....

A bright happy sun and a very beautiful butterfly....

Tonight we spent about half an hour putting together and taking apart this puzzle. I found this puzzle at the thrift store for .99 cents. I just love it when I find things like this. Since my son is still sick, and now daddy is sick, we have been staying indoors and very close to home.

Before I got sick, I did make a trip to the library, here are a few of our favorite reads:

I totally loved Red Knit Cap Girl by Naoko Stoop.The illustrations are lovely, and any book about a girl in a forest wishing to talk to the moon, in my opinion is wonderful. 

Dangerously Ever After by Dashka Slater was amazing. This book is not to be missed, it is not your typical princess book. The princess in this book has a pet scorpion, a brakeless bicycle and a collection of daggers and broken glass. She's daring and keeps the most dangerous garden in the world which is filled with prickles, stickles, brambles and nettles. 

The Village Garage by G. Brian Karas, was definitely my sons favorite. It is a book about the seasons featuring the busy workers from the village garage. No matter the season, the workers get the job done with help from their trusty trucks and their reliable tools. I have probably read this book twenty times in the last week.

I hope everyone stays warm and well. Until next time....Happy Reading!


  1. I thought Red Knit Cap Girl was charming, but my library doesn't have Dangerously Ever After! It's been driving me crazy because I keep seeing posts about it, and it looks totally up my girls' alley. I'll have to buy it for a gift, I guess... Valentine's Day... maybe Easter. The Village Garage sounds great.

  2. Danzel, Sorry for taking so long to comment back... I am sorry your library does not have Dangerously Ever After, but I think it definitely worth buying, especially if you have girls. I think they would love it. Have a great day! Rachel