We spent a big chunk of our day in the car today. We are headed out for an amazing trip in a few days (more about this later!) and Aunt Cindy was gracious enough to offer to watch our dog Polly for us at her house while we are gone. We hate kennels so this was a huge blessing. They love Polly and Polly loves their acres and acres of wooded land that she can run through.
So I had to combine our traveling with our green activity today. Books!
Here are just a couple of the books that came along with us on the drive.
"Where Should Turtle Be?" by Susan Ring This one is a cute story about a little sea turtle that heads the wrong way when he hatches. He encounters lots of different places to live, meeting lots of other animals along the way until he finally makes it back to the sea. The neat thing about this book is that for Sam it is just a neat book about a turtle but for an older child there is lots to learn about different habitats, animal body parts and different types of turtles. The facial expressions of the little turtle are pretty cute too!
"Owl Moon" by Jane Yolen This is an oldie but a goodie! I love this book and was so excited when I saw it at our library. The language and pictures are a bit above Sam's head but she LOVES saying the owl call with me and gets so excited to see the big owl toward the end of the book. I would love to go owling with her someday!
"The Busy Tree" by Jennifer Ward This is my new favorite children's book. It rhymes which is always a good thing in my mind. Plus the pictures are amazing. It shows a full picture of all the different things that are going on in a single tree all at once. It is such a neat concept and put together so beautifully, just a really fun read.
So this (plus some curious George and Maisy books) is how Sam entertained herself on the long car trip to meet Aunt Cindy. She loves reading books and doesn't mind too much being in the car, which is nice because we travel by car A LOT!
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Know of another good nature themed book that I should check out? Please pass along any suggestions and be sure to check out my Page on the sidebar with lots of recommendations of good books.