I’ve just finished the newest book in the adventures of Skippyjon Jones the Siamese cat, Skippyjon Jones Snow What by Judy Schachner was a hoot! Skippyjon has all sisters and when they want to have Mama Junebug Jones read them the story of Snow White, Skippyjon retreats to his room, takes himself deep into a world of his own imagining and becomes Senor Skippito the Chihuahua.
Once in his alternate land, he learns of a girl chihuahua that has been cursed by a witch and needs to be kissed. His first words when he learns of this? “I’m not kissing SNOWbody!” Being he brave knight that he is, he battles dragons, wears tights and even gets his lips frozen to ice while trying to save Snow What.
Pick it up!
If you like this book, there are several more in the series and they are just as funny. Each come with a cd of the story read by the author. Hi-larious:)
That Book Mama
Over the past few weeks, we’ve had multiple sleet/ice events. I, in no way, count that as snow. I refused to take our Moonpie out in that mess and declare it his “first snow”. No. Just no. All I wanted was to have one good snow that would cover the ground and for us to be able to make a snowman. Is that too much to ask?! I didn’t think it would take until today for that to happen.
Elsa raged at our front door all afternoon yesterday. It literally sounded like she was building her castle…in our front yard. We woke up today to a cozy blanket of snow. I couldn’t have been happier:) Although, not snowman building snow, I did get half of my wish and I’m okay with that.
I personally think it looks hilarious when we do have snow that will stick we are able to make a snowman. Rolling the sections around in the yard is the easiest way to get your snowman built quickly. However, because we get so little snow, it also gathers up leaves, sticks and dead grass. When we are done making those kinds of snowmen, I stand back and imagine them saying, “Argg! I just woke up and I can’t find my comb! I’ve got all of this junk in my hair! Arggg!” Not the prettiest snowman but he gets the job done:)
Winter has decided to show up and it seems to be making up for lost time. Snow always makes me want to put some comfort food on the stove and curl up with a good book. I’ve decided to share some of my favorite children’s books about snow/winter. Some of these jewels will warm your heart while others will give you a chuckle. In no particular order, (except for the first one) here are my selections for you:
1. A Little Bit Of Winter – by Paul Stewart. Hedgehog and Rabbit have been friends for quite a while. Winter is coming and Hedgehog is about to hibernate. Rabbit is pretty torn up about not seeing his friend for months on end. Hedgehog doesn’t understand what the big deal is about winter so he asks Rabbit to save him some. Hedgehog wants to know how winter “feels”. After Hedgehog goes into hibernation, the sorry continues and shows how dull Rabbit’s life is without Hedgehog. Rabbit figures out a way to save some winter for Hedgehog and the results are rather comical. If you like this book, make sure to pick up, The Birthday Presents. It is super cute too:)
2. Snowmen At Night – by Caralyn Buehner. Have you ever thought about what your snowman does while you are snug in your beds at night? Why, they have ice cold cocoa, play baseball and go sledding, of course. The rhyming text in the story just flows and before you know it, the night is over and so is the story.
3. Waiting For Winter – by Sebastian Meschenmoser. Deer tells Squirrel about winter which makes Squirrel determined to see what winter is really like. He has to think of creative ways to keep himself awake and doing so, he wakes up Hedgehog and Bear. Well, then they all have to start looking for snow and Hedgehog is the first to find a “snowflake”…it’s actually a toothbrush… Totally funny! Cracked me up!
4. Winter Is the Warmest Season – By Lauren Stringer. This book tells all about how Winter is warm. From drinking hot cocoa and wearing fuzzy boots to being read to in front of a warm cozy fire. AAaaaahhhh makes me need a nap:)
5. The Lamb Who Came For Dinner – By Steve Smallman – Wolf was mad because he had to eat vegetable soup AGAIN! Then, what does he hear? A knock at the door and opening it, he finds a little lamb. Of course, he lets the poor lamb inside but he can’t eat a frozen lamb so he has to warm her up. After warming her up, feeding her and rocking her to sleep…we are only on like page 6. Get the book. Read it. You’ll love it. The end:)
Now go and get some fuzzy socks on and some co-razy tights, snuggle down and let the snow fly:)