Cats’ Night Out

In the city,windows light.How many catswill dance tonight? It’s not particularly surprising that Cats’ Night Out won what is arguably the top children’s literature prize in Canada, the Governor General’s Literary Award. It’s one of those children’s books that hits all the right notes (no pun intended).

Number & Counting Books Part II

Now that your little one has already mastered counting to ten, why not try something a little more challenging?  Number concepts can be found all over the place, from learning about money to basic arithmetic to telling time.  Here are a handful of number and counting books that address ideas beyond just the basics!

Boom Chicka Rock

Let’s dance and party and Rock-and-Roll. Bring out the Good China Dishes and the Big Punch Bowl.   When kitchen clock-dwelling, fun-loving mice–numbers One through Twelve–decide to throw an impromptu late-night party, not even Max the housecat is going to stand in their way.

Food for Thought

Ingredients: oranges, kumquats, rhubarb, black-eyed peas, assorted broccoli, bell peppers, onions, carrots, portabella, enoki and white-button mushrooms, sesame seeds, mustard seeds, pink and green peppercorns, pink grapefruit, kiwifruits, . . . etc., etc. As the ingredients for a single recipe, the above list is more than a little unappetizing. Unappetizing, that is, unless it’s a […]