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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Friday, October 24, 2008

Little Piggies and Sounds Around Town

    I am always on the lookout for good books.  These are two books that the girls and I have recently discovered.  They are new favorites!  The first one is part of the Toot and Puddle (two darling pigs) series by Holly Hobbie.  Yes, it is the same Holly Hobbie from our youth!  The One and Only is about Puddles (another sweet little pig) and how she manages to handle a "copycat" admirer.  Very sweet.  

   The next book comes from the Barefoot Books company.  Barefoot Books have never disappointed me.  The stories are entertaining and engaging and the pictures are beautiful.  I want to buy each and every one!   The Sounds Around Town by Maria Carluccio follows a mother and her child as they stroll through the neighborhood.  Sounds boring?  Just wait until your children (even a 10 year old that I know) start reading all the sounds and anxiously await the next page.  Katie read us this story and we all had a great time!:D

   I would love to hear some of your favorites!  For adults and children!  Birthdays and Christmas are just around the corner...:D


Kelli Radford said...

I need to get these for my classroom!! Thanks for the recomendation!

Shell in your Pocket said...

What fun books...I love children books..all kinds..ten little kisses..so sweet!
-Sandy Toes

Anonymous said...

I love childrens books. My girls when they were younger had so many.I go to Barnes and Noble and I just browse childrens books too. They are so sweet.I know my girls had holly hobbie dolls,never knew they made books by that name.~Becky

Polka Dot Moon said...

Oh we love "Toot and Puddle"! I will have to check that one out :)

A fun set of book that we love to read is "Skippyjon Jones". He is one of my favorites to give as gifts too.

I tend to buy books for gifts for friends as well as for all the nieces and nephews, along with a new Christmas ornament. That's what they get every year from us.

Heidi said...

Hi Lori, I have been getting caught up with all your posts!!!...always so fun to do!...We too LOVE the Toot & Puddle series of books & their cousin Opal, we love her too!...But I think our favorite series of books was Angelina Ballerina, especially the Christmas & Halloween ones!!! And now I love the show on T.V.!!! :)....And also, Lori, when you have a chance would you e-mail me your information sheeet for my Christmas Swap?...I just noticed I didn't have yours yet! Thank you so very much!...Enjoy your weekend!...Heidi XO

Tristan said...

I just might have to get those for my niece! Oh, and I just love your new header!

mommyholly said...

Oh are those Toot and Puddle books the cutest??!! Did you guys know that they are starting the show on Noggin (I think its Noggin haha!) Andrew and I saw an ad for it yesterday and it looks sooo cute, just like the books.. with little Opal too! :)

joyfullness said...

Oh lori!!
You KNOW i know all about Toot and Puddles...let's see...i had a tropical birdie named "Tulie" after Tulip...we had to give our birdies away after Myles was born..so loud..so very loud..
also..we have plans for the back of our yard...to be "Woodcock Pocket!"....gotta love that Holly Hobby! We also love the "How does a dinosaur.."books...and any Baby Einstein book...and anything at all with wild animals in it!!
and "Where the wild things are"
and if you haven't read an OLIVIA book..you should grab one for your family!
your newest creations are wonderful...i don't know what i have been up to for the past few days...but i got caught up this morning...please keep in mind a yummy Christmas bracelet for me...
i am dreaming of a red, pink and ugly green..and white..sparkly Christmas..This one I am buying!!
okay..that's all ..