Monday, January 21, 2008

The Orange: A Communal Fruit

An Orange In January
by Dianna Hutts Aston
Olivia and I found this book at the library last week, and it has quickly become a new favorite. Its just the story of an orange-- from its blossom on the tree to its segments shared on a swing set. I can't read it without craving at least one slice, so after a reading, Olivia and I usually end up splitting an orange at the kitchen table. It's such a good, healthy fruit, created to be shared. Parents, if you are looking for a good read with your kids, here's one.


jon and amy said...

we got it from the library per your recommendation...abby enjoyed it, but i have to be honest, she LOVED "if you give a pig a pancake" more. it's more up our not so literary alley. :)

Elizabeth Dark Wiley said...

Yep, we have "If You Take A Mouse to the Movies" checked out right now. Olivia really enjoys all of Felicia Bonds books, but more so when her PopPop is around-- they connected in a nice way over multiple readings of "If You Take a Mouse to School." Brett's parents actually sent her a picture of PopPop holding the book. It's now on permanent display in her room.