Yesterday at the Fallbrook Farmer's Market I had a delightful time meeting more beautiful Mom's and wonderful children. It seemed the children were drawn to the many puppets I had made the night before. You know how cute those lions, tigers and bears can be! And I would say my most popular children's books were bought by former school teachers, parents and a bee keeper. Here's a few of yesterday's popular books:
* The Beeman
Told from the viewpoint of a child whose Grandpa is a beekeeper, this rhyming text offers an accessible and engaging introduction to the behavior of bees, including: where they live, how honey is made, and what a beekeeper does. Children will love learning about the vital role of bees in the ecosystem, and will be delighted to find a delicious muffin recipe on the final page!
* Classic Poems
Introduced by Carol Ann Duffy, these 74 poems create an exquisite collection that traces our journey through life from birth to old age. Along the way, the works of some of the finest poets in the English language celebrate all kinds of human experience: the wide-eyed wonder and adventure of childhood, the magnificence of the natural world and the animal kingdom, the mystery of love and the tragedy of war.
* Mama Panya's Pancakes
Come with Mama Panya and Adika for a market day in Kenya - and a pancake party in the evening!
On market day, Mama Panya's son Adika invites everyone he sees to a pancake dinner. How will Mama Panya ever feed them all? This clever and heartwarming story about Kenyan village life teaches the importance of sharing, even when you have little to give.
* Un alce, viente ratones
One Moose, Twenty Mice
Count the animals from one to twenty while searching for the cat in this lively hide-and-seek selection that introduces animals like frogs, whales, monkeys, ducks, hens and elephants. (Spanish language edition)