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Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up? 05/09/11
Now that Harriet can read she is taking a more active role in choosing her library books. She is returning to old favorite authors, like Bill Martin Jr. A recent find of his is Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up?
This book explores the morning routine of a young kitten as he gets ready for school. Parents and school aged children will recognize the speed bumps in the routine: it's hard to get up, it's hard to pick out the right outfit, food is more fun to play with than eat, and so forth.
Bill Martin Jr. has a knack with rhythms and making a short list of easy to read words fun to read. His poetry is also memorable. The combination of phonetically easy words and memorable lines made for a hit with Harriet. She read the book about a dozen times before we had to return it to the library. Weeks later she is still quoting from it.
Comment #1: Tuesday, May, 10, 2011 at 12:18:54
Great idea to go through the morning routine with your children.
Comment #2: Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 20:08:21
It was my daughter's idea.