The fifty-days Bookathon project.
We ( Beanie , the daughter and I )are planning to read a book a day and blog about it for the next fifty days. Beanie is three and can't read yet , so I read to her. But I suspect she can identify clusters of words that she keeps seeing regularly. I thought I would be a Momazilla, but I have discovered that I not too demanding . I just want her to learn at her pace. But increasingly I find that I need to do more research to keep her engaged as she is an extremely inquisitive kid . Hence this project. This book is an old favorite, but I thought that it would be the perfect book to blog about and review this old 'khandar':) . I will also be posting all the crafty stuff Beanie and I are going to indulge ourselves in as a way to chronicle her milestones. Beanie is a total DIY mini crafter and loves activities that involve pasting and cutting. And I am one happy mommy :)
Here is an attempt to document all the books that the daughter, Beanie and I enjoy reading together.
Book name : Handa's surprise
Author : Eileen Browne
Book source : owned
Handa puts seven delicious fruits in a basket to take to her friend, Akeyo. But as she walks, carrying the basket on her head, various creatures steal her fruits. A monkey takes the banana, an ostrich the guava, a zebra the orange, an elephant the mango, a giraffe the pineapple, an antelope the avocado and a parrot the passion fruit. Handa walks on, wondering which of the fruits her friend will like best, oblivious to the fact that her basket is now empty. But then, behind her, a goat charges into a tangerine tree and fills Handa's basket with the fruit. "Hello, Akeyo," she greets her friend. "I've brought you a surprise." But when she lifts off her basket, it's Handa who gets the biggest surprise. Akeyo, meanwhile, is delighted, because tangerines are her favourite fruit! Eileen Browne also created "Through My Window" which was shortlisted for the Smarties Book Prize (1986), "No Problem", "Tick Tock" and "Where's my Bus?".
Bedazzled : 'What a bloody brilliant book!'
Beanie : 'Amma, I love it!'
Perfect for : 3-4 year olds
A soaring Hi-five :)