Seriously one of the cutest books we have read in a long time. It is about a dog who belongs to himself, who meets a boy who belongs to himself and the things they do together. The little boy in the story looks suspiciously like another little boy that I know.... Also the illustrations are by Garth Williams.
Oliver Finds His Way by Phyllis Root. This story is about a little bear who likes to chase leaves, but one day he gets lost chasing a leaf--how does he find his way home? The illustrations are amazing in this story.
Another story we like by Phyllis Root is Soup for Supper. It is about a giant who tries to take an old woman's vegetables from her garden to make soup. At first they fight each other, but soon they overcome their differences and misunderstandings, and become friends. This story has a lot of funny parts to it that Islwyn really like. The old woman calls the giant all kinds of silly names like potato nose and carrots toes.
Soon I will be posting more pictures of the boys. They are looking forward to seeing their Nani and Grandad on Thursday!