My own reading has been a bit sporadic in the last little while, but I wanted to pass along a few great children's storybooks selected as Jadon's Picks of the Week:
First, Kofi and His Magic by Maya Angelou tells the story of a young boy from West Africa who has a secret skill to share. This imaginative tale incorporates cultural awareness with a unique narrative style and fascinating pictures.
Next, Buried Treasure by Juliet Kerrigan was a very informative little book about archeology. I was suprised by how interested all of my children were in this book that described archeological finds from various periods in history. The book also includes discussion ideas for parents.
The Scoop on Poop by Wayne Lynch might sound like a story full of bathroom humor, but it is actually a fascinating exploration of scientific knowledge on animal waste. Full of cute--not disgusting--humor, this book is full of facts about the quantity, color, and uses for dung from around the world and from all kinds of animals, including humans!
Finally, Jadon has really started to enjoy telling jokes. So, his final book of the week is Kids are Funny 2. From this (and a few other sources), he has collected quite a little routine of funniness. Here are a few of his favorites:
Q: What is a sheep's favorite fruit?
A: A baaaaaaaa-nana!
Q: What kind of car does a farmer drive?
A: A corn-vertible!
Q: What does a cat have at a birthday party?
A: Cake and mice cream!
Q: What did the 0 say to the 8?
A: Nice belt!
1: Knock, knock.
2: Who's there?
2: Juicy who?
1: "Juicy" the hockey game last night?
Q: What do you get when you cross a lighthouse and a henhouse?
A: Some beacon and eggs!
Q: Why did the bird cross the kitchen?
A: To-eat! To-eat! To-eat!