One of the ways that I keep my boys busy during the summer is with books and this year Scholastic Canada has some great choices for preschoolers and young school-age children. I received Some Dads and Zoe Gets Ready to review recently and my boys and I sat down to read them together.
Since Father’s Day had just passed, we decided to read Some Dads by Nick Bland first. This simple rhyming picture book has fun illustrations of animal dads and their children. From sporty dads to loud dads, every child is sure to find a dad described in the book that reminds them of their own father. My boys loved the pictures and especially enjoyed the “naughty dad,” who thought it was okay to throw water balloons in the house!
Next we read Zoe Gets Ready by Bethenie Deeney Murguia and despite the fact that this book had quite a feminine cover, my boys liked it just as much. The book describes Zoe’s hunt for the perfect outfit on the one day of the week she gets to choose her own clothes. Will she want an exploring outfit, a twirling outfit or a standing-out outfit? Her creative solution to her problem of what to wear is sure to have kids giggling!
Zackary and Benjamin enjoyed both of these books and there are tons of other fabulous summer titles to choose from too. Check your local bookstore or Scholastic Book Fair for all the newest books and let your kids read the summer away!