I am happy to report that of the top 11o children’s book, we now have 23. We got 7 of them from our most recent trip to my favorite BookSale branch , the Makati Cinema Square BookSale branch. With the number of books in Booksale, it is easy to get overwhelmed, to overbuy and to irritate an impatiently waiting husband. My cheat sheet has been saving my wallet and my marriage many times over.
I am now a little more meticulous when buying. Aside from reading the entire book first before purchasing, I tried looking for reviews to see which books are really well-loved and which ones are quite controversial. I got this tip from Rachel of Mommy Mama Rat.
Back to the books I bought. The Are You My Mother book is our first Dr. Seuss books. I have yet to become a fan. His books, maybe because of the type of paper, printing and the drawing, remind me of my grade school text books. Some weeks ago, I discovered that Dr Seuss came out with simpler and sturdier versions of the classics. I hope BookSale will have more of them because Aki liked his first Dr Seuss.
Recently, I realized that through books I am able to enrich Aki’s experiences even without having him go through the actual activity. For the longest time, I have been avoiding books that have snow because I felt they won’t be relevant and Aki can’t relate. When I read The Snowy Day to my boy, he was immediately mesmerized. Now, he pretends to form snow balls and make snow angels. We will never go on a bear hunt but thru his book, he experienced the thrill of being chased by a bear. You should see him as he clings to my arm.