Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Kids Corner

If You Give a Moose a Muffin
By: Laura Numaroff
Illustrated by: Felicia Bond

Despite the fact that we have a huge library of books, we can never resist picking up something new, especially if it is a book that we enjoyed when we were kids, so when we came across If You Give a Moose a Muffin at Kohls, we had to pick it up. The book is one in a series of If You Give a... books by Numeroff and it is by far my favorite mostly because I'm patial to the moose! This book is another quick and easy read that has a catchy and fun theme of what will happen next when you give a moose a muffin. Of course the Moose will want to stay and all sorts of hi-jinx will ensue, ending predictably with the Moose wanting another muffin, starting the whole crazy adventure over again. The formula is the same for all the books, which makes them recognizable, while the different animal as the title charecter keeps them fresh and unique. The illustrations are also wonderful and bright, which for my three month old is really the most important factor. I think these books are great for beginner readers, and are luckily still enjoyable enough for the parents who are reading with their kids.

Kohl's Cares for Kids

As I said earlier, we picked up this book at Kohl's so I wanted to give a quick shout out to the Kohl's Cares for Kids Program, which is a community outreach program that focuses on keeping kids healthy. Each season they pick books that they sell (along with accompanying plush toys) at all their stores. 100% of the profit goes to support health and education programs for kids in the community. This year Laura Numeroff's books are being sold. By picking up some of Numeroff's books at your nearest Kohl's you are not only getting great books, but supporting kids in your neighborhood. It's a quick and easy way to give something back, while getting good books for your family.

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