Book it: What we’re reading

This post has been days in the writing… I’ve just been too tired in the evenings to think coherently enough to put words in sentences.

Paxlet has started to take more of a “look at and sort of read” interst in books. He’s always loved books, to chew on, turn pages (roughly), etc. and more recently to stand on. In addition to his rough baby-handling of books, recently he has actually started looking at the pictures and pointing to things in the books and babbled about what he is seeing. These are some of the books that Paxlet has been paying more attention to lately.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Yes, it is in Chinese. I bought this book just over 2 years ago when I was in Shanghai. It cost about 4 euro; I just couldn’t pass it up. The story is very easy to tell, so there isn’t much that needs remembering. But just in case, I have the words typed and printed.
Paxlet really likes the pages where the caterpillar has eaten through foods. He sticks his fingers to the holes.


Dragonology: The Complete Book of Dragons by Dugald Steer

Paxlet has pulled this out several times. He seems to like the many pictures and colors. I know I like it. 🙂 This book will definitely be even more fun when he is older and we can talk about all that is going on in this book.

Not only do I love dragons, but we are both dragons in the Chinese zodiac!


Kuka sieltä kurkistaa? Kotieläimiä (Who am I? Farm animals)

This has been fun to look at while teaching Paxlet what different animals say. He keeps coming back to the pig and rooster a lot.

Where’s the pig’s nose?

Pigs “oink” in English and go “röh” in Finnish. But really they just make snorting sounds.


What have you been reading?


2 thoughts on “Book it: What we’re reading

  1. Stevie is very much into books. He is usually waving one while saying loudly ‘book’, when he is not otherwise occupied to being a pest of a little brother. He sits down and ‘reads’ and points and if he sees one of us sitting down, he rears back into our arms to be read to. Adorable. (when not annoying, of course).
    He is very much into Thomas the tank engine, books with vehicles and animal books.
    Thanks for giving me a topic to write about. 🙂

  2. Dragonology is a good choice. I have that one, too! 🙂

    Seamus is still too young to really have a favourite, but he loves grabbing at books, slapping at the pages, and trying to get them in his mouth. lol The ones I like reading most to him are Ten Little Fingers And Ten Little Toes and On The Night You Were Born.

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