The Bookshelf – The Three Ninjas Pigs

The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz

Wow, it’s been quite a while since I did a bookshelf post. I use to do them every week because we would read so much, but now the kids are onto chapter books so we really don’t get as much “together” reading time in. However, Deacon insisted on getting this book from the book fair, even though it’s not in his age group. He loves any variation of the three little pig stories for some reason. Maybe it has to do with being one of three brothers or something like that. Whatever the reason, it was a must get.

The Three Ninja Pigs by Corey Rosen Schwartz. The story was adorable and taught a very good lesson. You see the three pigs are sick of that bully of wolf and they decide to train and become great fighters so they can finally defeat the big bad wolf. They each pick a different martial arts style to perfect. However, the first two pigs end up quitting. They never master their moves. It’s the sister’s persistence in her training that saves the day. Being out-numbered in a house of boys, this made me fall in LOVE with this book. Leave it to the girl to have the discipline, strength, and perseverance. It was a great little lesson for my guys who think they’re so tough. They shouldn’t underestimate the power of a girl! Anyone who truly puts their mind to something and practices hard, can accomplish great things.

Go check it out! I’m sure your little ones will get a chuckle out of it.

The Bookshelf – Aesop Fables

Aesop fables

This was the BEST Target $1 bin purchase ever. The boys absolutely LOVE it! They have been reading these classic fables all weekend. My husband has been enjoying them too. I never realized how many fables there were. There has to be close to 100 fables in this book…for a DOLLAR! Timeless tales with great life lessons. It’s a win!

The Bookshelf – My Childhood Favorites

I went on a rant last week about my kids lack of ambition for reading. It’s been pretty frustrating. I started thinking back to some of the books I enjoyed when I started reading. I spouted out the titles, the plots, and the characters…no bites. They had no interest. Oh well, the battle continues.

These were some of my favorite chapter books. Later I moved onto The Babysitters Club, Sweet Valley High, and anything by Christopher Pike.

child favorite booksWhat were some of your favorites growing up?