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Curious George Goes to a Chocolate Factory

Daughter’s age when read: 3 years old

I initially borrowed this one from the library but my daughter loved it so much I ended up picking up a copy from the used book store.  I was so bummed to find out that the pages that were the favorite parts for my daughter were missing!  I didn’t realize someone had pulled out the middle page set so 4 pages of the story were missing.  It was a let down and my daughter did not want to read the book any more.  It was a cute story as George tours a chocolate factory and finds his favorite banana cream chocolate.  Every time we would read it my daughter would insist that was her favorite as well and then she would spend the rest of the book trying to spot the banana cream chocolates.  I am debating if I really want to go buy another copy of this book.  We are having a lucky stream with books from the library that are holding her interest so I may hold off.  Still after going through about 4 or 5 Curious George books this one has been her favorite.

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Corduroy by Don Freeman

Daughter’s age when read: 3 yrs old

This is a classic story that I recall enjoying when I was little so every time I came across it at the Scholastic warehouse sales I was tempted to pick it up but never did.  After borrowing it from the library I’m glad I didn’t.  It didn’t capture my daughter’s attention at all.  In fact, she lost interest before we even reached the end of the book.  I think she may be a little young for it so I will probably try again in a year or two.  The story is a cute one about a stuffed bear in a department store who is waiting to be taken home by a child.  It follows his adventures in the department store as he tries to find his lost button to make himself more appealing to buyers.  I hope one day my daughter comes to enjoy it as much as I did but at 3 yrs old it’s not meant to be for now.

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We’re Going on a Bear Hunt: Anniversary Edition of a Modern Classic by Michael Rosen, Helen Oxenbury

Daughter’s age when read: 3 yrs old

I just picked this one up from the library this past weekend and my daughter has requested this one for bed time by name for the past two days.  It has beaten out Oh My, Oh My Dinosaurs in her nightly line up.  It’s a cute book that alternates color illustrations with black and white illustrations.  The first page about going on a bear hunt repeats over and over through the story as you follow a families bear hunt.  I think my daughter may like it because it reminds her of a Dora the Explorer adventure as they travel through rivers, forests, etc.  I love how the book ends and it makes my daughter giggle.  Depending on how long this one stays in the nightly line up we may have to get a copy of our own.

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Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss

Daughter’s age when read: 3 years old

A couple of months ago my daughter’s preschool did a Dr. Seuss week and were reading his books at school.  So when I went to the library I checked out a bunch of his books.  For the past 2-3 weeks Green Eggs and Ham has been my daughter’s favorite book.  She gets to choose 3 books to read at bed time and so far every night this has been one of them.  She wants to read it multiple times a day and I notice when I’m busy se will “read” it to herself.  I have to admit of all the Dr. Seuss books I’ve read to her this is the one I prefer the most as well although some parts are somewhat of a tongue twister.  Some of the others were torturous for me to read and they are not short books compared to her other books.  The library copy was due back but fortunately I was able to get our own copy at the used bookstore.

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