Thursday, 28 October 2010

Book Reading : Some Dogs Do

One of Shean Wenn's favourite hobby is reading! Every night before her bedtime, she likes to sit on our bed, sometimes by herself, usually with Meng and both of them will go through her books. During this time, I'm usually busy washing up the dishes in the kitchen so I seldom read to her before she sleeps. Anyway, she has a few of her fav books. One of them is by Jez Alborough, entitled "Some Dogs Do". I didn't realise she knows all the words (by memorising, I suppose) and found that out one day while I was reading to her during the day as I was "forcing/training" her to get her afternoon nap - she really doesn't like sleeping during the day. Anyway, sometimes while i fall asleep during the day with her by my side, I will wake up and knock over a tower of books left there by SW!!! And I mean A TOWER of them!

This book, "Some Dogs Do" is really fabulous because the storyline is so engaging, his sentences rhyme nicely and it is punctuated with so much humour. And at the end of it, there is a good Moral of the story - which is to tell kids that, although some people may not think you can do something, you should strive to achieve it against all odds ("Now Sid, you shouldn't lie," She said. "All dogs walk and jump & run, but dog's don't fly - it can't be done" - and at the end of the book, you'll see why Sid can fly... "Do dogs fly? Is it True? Some dogs don't, and some dogs do.") I love it too! Would recommend you to get it except you prob can't get a new book as it's given out for free in the bookpack that the UK gives out - under the Bookstart programme. This was found (i believe) in the 3-year-old's pack - there were 2 or 3 books with colour pencils, some drawing block & money-off voucher.

Meng loves the book so much, he actually bought more books from Jez, but I think Some Dogs Do is still the best!

Shean Wenn has also learnt all her alphabets - uppercase & lowercases and she loves spelling them out. You'll see in the beginning of the video. She can also spell & write her name now, which she does very fondly everytime she has a pen/pencil/crayon on her.


chip-pea said...

Tobey loves that book too.This 3 YO bookstart pack is miles better than the 2YO ones.

SW is incredible smart!

Tsu Lin + + said...

I agree! And I still think this book kicks ass! But not all the packs are the same though, rite? Did he get the Tiger one too? I think the other packs are good too just that it's for diff age-group : Ie so much crayons and stickers for the 2YO one. I thk it's v nice.

Which other books do Tobey like?

Daphne said...

Tsu Lin.. this is such a British book... "Don't be daft." I couldn't help but giggle when I heard SW reading it.

mun said...

Clever Shean Wenn! Good to start them young on reading.

chip-pea said...

Tobey likes the Gold Star range from Toys R us. We got him classics like Little Red Riding hood,The Large Turnip, etc. His fav is Gingerbread man. I didn't know the bookstart packs are different. The other book he got is "Not last night but the night before". Did SW got that too?

@JinomTo said...

OMG...she's starting to sound like a pom!!

Lilian said...

Clever Shean Wenn!! Sounds so cute :)

Tsu Lin + + said...

Daphne : Haha, I love that expression too.

Mei Ling : No, she didn't have that book but she had one about a Tiger who lost his smile. Lovely illustration but not-so-enchanting story :P

Alicia : In Rome, do what the romans do.

Thanks Mun & Lilian, they are cutest at this age when they can speak more but still speaking a little "baby-ish".


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