Monday, November 24, 2008

Exploring the world with Benny, weeks 10 and 11

I noticed on Friday when I uploaded my last weekly report that I had forgotten to list the books that Benny and I had read the week before so I'll do two weeks today. We actually ended up spending about a week and a half on Germany and dogs. There are so many adaptations of fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm that the list could have been much longer than it was. The numbers of books about dogs is equally lengthy so I simply stuck to some of the books that I remembered the girls enjoying when they were younger. The second half of last week and this week we are reading books about Spain and dinosaurs. There are a lot of books that have kids pretending to be or play with dinosaurs. I chose to limit our selections to books that actually had a dinosaur as a character as a means of simply reducing the number of choices. Here are the books that we enjoyed.

Week 10

  • The Fisherman and His Wife by the Brothers Grimm
  • The Frog Prince by Paul Galdone
  • The Goose Girl : A Story from the Brothers Grimm by Eric A. Kimmel
  • Hansel and Gretel by James Marshall
  • Iron John by Eric A. Kimmel
  • Little Red Riding Hood by Jerry Pinkney
  • Mrs. Goat and Her Seven Little Kids by Tony Ross
  • Seven at One Blow : A Tale from the Brothers Grimm by Eric A. Kimmel
  • The Three Spinning Fairies : A Tale from the Brothers Grimm by Lisa Campbell Ernst
  • The Turnip by Walter de la Mare

  • Angus and the Cat by Marjorie Flack
  • Angus and the Ducks by Marjorie Flack
  • Angus Lost by Marjorie Flack
  • Bark, George by Jules Feiffer
  • Harry, the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
  • McDuff Comes Home by Rosemary Wells
  • McDuff Moves In by Rosemary Wells
  • McDuff's Wild Romp by Rosemary Wells
  • Pinkerton, Behave! by Steven Kellogg
  • A Rose for Pinkerton by Steven Kellogg
Dalmation Craft

Week 11

  • The Beautiful Butterfly : A Folktale from Spain by Judy Sierra
  • Don Quixote and the Windmills by Eric A. Kimmel
  • The Girl, the Fish & the Crown : A Spanish Folktale by Marilee Heyer
  • Squash It! : A True and Ridiculous Tale by Eric A. Kimmel

  • Danny and the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff
  • Danny and the Dinosaur Go to Camp by Syd Hoff
  • Dinosaur Roar! by Paul and Henrietta Stickland
  • Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs by Byron Barton
  • Happy Birthday, Danny and the Dinosaur! by Syd Hoff
  • Sammy and the Dinosaurs by Ian Whybrow
  • Too Big! by Claire Masurel
  • The Trouble with Tyrannosaurus Rex by Lorinda Bryan Cauley
Our pattern came from T-Rex Paper Craft. Instead of following the directions and using string or straws to make the parts movable, Benny chose to simply use a few brads.

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