Comments for Melanie Mouse's Moving Day
Melanie Mouse's Moving Day is the second of the two Cyndy Szekeries books we own. This book has more of a plot than Hide-and-Seek Duck. As the title implies, Melanie Mouse is moving. At first she is reluctant to move when her parents are ready to move house but what can a little mouse do?
Like the story about Duck, most of the pages are taken up with Melanie saying good-bye to all her different animal friends. There are also scenes of packing and the actual move and finally the making of new friends.
Children who are facing a move or have just moved may find some comfort in this book. It shows the good and the bad of moving. There is the work of packing and moving. There is the sadness of saying goodbye to old friends and happy places but there is also the adventure of meeting new friends and making new memories.
Watch the Birdie
In the last few days (maybe a week or so) Harriet has become fascinated with the spinning bird on her bouncy seat. She's coordinated enough to touch it and sometimes she can get it to spin by pulling on the purple or green butterfly. The only problem is she doesn't take frustration well. Sometimes the bird spins so it's face is turned away from her and she doesn't like that. Sometimes she wants to play with the bird when it's really not a good time to, like this morning. See, she woke up at ten to six this morning to play with her bird and demanded (by screaming) that I turn on the light by my side of the bed. As soon as the light came on she started to coo with delight. We finally gave up and moved her and her chair upstairs at six thirty.