May 2- 8, 2016 marks the 96th annual Children’s Book Week. This sounds like a great excuse for me to pick up a bunch of fabulously illustrated and delightfully imaginative stories from my local library. You would think I do this all the time since I have a seven-year-old. Unfortunately, he hasn’t quite mastered library etiquette (i.e. don’t tear the pages otherwise Mommy has to buy a torn-up book), so I rely on our stash of used books picked up at sales.
But I might take a chance on borrowing one of my favorite books from my music teaching days, Old Black Fly , which can be sung to the tune of “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho.” I checked it out a few years ago and either my singing and or the photos made Philip cry. Here’s hoping for a tear-free reading this week.
What are your favorite children’s books? Let me know in the comments.