Headed to my parents for Thanksgiving which means 6-8 hours in the car (depending on how many stops and how much crying we have to deal with!).
Here are some of the books that will be keeping Sam occupied in the car this afternoon:
In the Snow: Who's Been Here?, by Lindsay Barrett George. Our first winter/snow book! This one is neat for Sam because it talks about animals that she knows and two little kids that are on a winter adventure. But I think this book is great for older kids too because it is a guessing game about the evidence that certain animals leave behind in the snow. For example when you see freshly cut and gnawed branches on the ground underneath a hemlock tree what animal might have been up in the tree? Have to read the book to find out!! HA!
Bug Safari, by Bob Barner. This one has such bright, colorful pictures that depict all kinds of insects and their tiny little world. The story is about a boy that takes his bug hunting very seriously and goes on great adventures examining the world of little bugs. It is totally the wrong season for this book but when I saw it I just couldn't help myself!
ABCs Naturally, by Lynne Smith Diebel and Jann Faust Kalscheur. A great photographic depiction of the alphabet as it is found in nature! This is amazing photography.
Growing Vegetable Soup, by Lois Ehlert. A book in true Ehlert fashion. Amazingly bright pictures that are simple and fun. Added details in small print that can be read or skipped over. And great inspiration for growing a garden!
ABC Animal Jamboree, by Giles Andreae. A very fun animal alphabet book. Sam really likes the crazy pictures on this one. Although i will say that the shark and tiger pictures are a little scary!
Hope your holiday travels go well. Enjoy Thanksgiving (if you are celebrating!).
The Nitty Gritty!
If you need more inspiration for your holiday travel you should check out these posts -
Day 54 - why stopping at parks may take longer but makes for a much better trip in the end.
Day 74 - how truck stops can be green spaces
Day 41 - more books to keep your little ones happy