Friday, May 28, 2010

Alexander's Pretending Day...

Tonight we read one of my very favorite books in our library, Alexander's Pretending Day by Bunny Crumpacker.  Alexander's Pretending Day is the story of a conversation between an imaginative little boy and his mother.  While sitting at the table one day, Alexander asks his mother what she would do if he was a mouse/train/river/monster/dinosaur/lion/book.  Each time the mother answers him creatively and actively plays along.  When Alexander asks what his mother would do if he were a lion who roared loudly at her she answers that she would not try and out roar him but would ask instead if he would like his belly tickled.  My favorite is when Alexander wants to know what she would do if she did not have a little boy named Alexander.  His mother replies that she would be very sad until finally one day she got her little boy and then she would be happy.  "Like now?" Alex asks.  "Like now" she answers.

The illustrations are vivid and depict the story so well.  My boys especially like the picture of Alexander as a river where you can just make out his features in the waves.  This really is a sweet book and a great one before bedtime.  I would recommend this one for ages three and up.  You can find it at your local library or pick up a copy to keep here...

1 comment:

Liz Kinsfather said...

Sounds great, we'll try to check it out - thanks!! Following you from MBC.. I have three monsters too :)