“There is no place like space”

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Today we are reading There’s No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library) Revised Edition by Trish Rabe

We have been enjoying learning about space and the planets lately. I still feels strange to leave Pluto out of the discussion of the nine I mean eight planets!

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This book from the Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library is keeping us (mostly me) on track. Its filled with information, information and rhyme of course. Not to mention an adventure in space with fish, Nick, Sally and the Cat in the Hat himself.

It has been read and reread many times since we checked out of our local library.

We recommend reading this informative, fun book over and over.

My boys are big fans of the Cat and the Hat. Swipe to see Owen’s super size drawing of Cat in the Hat.

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Title: There’s No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System (Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library) Revised Edition

Author: Trish Rabe

Illustratior: Aristides Ruiz

Publisher: Random House

Year: 2009

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A reread straight away kind of book

Big Box Little Box by Carl Hart and Illustrated by Edward Underwood is a reread straight away kind of book. For us it was also a renew from the library kind of book.

It’s an amusing story of a cat who interacts with an array of boxes and has a lot of fun along the way.

“Big box

Little box

Huge box

Thin box

Fat box”

Who knew there were so many types of boxes!

Additionally a special friendship is formed with an unlikely creature – who squeeks.

The illustrations are bright, fun and playful. We just love it and reccomend giving Big Box Little Box a read and reread.

Title: Big Box Little Box

Author: Caryl Hart

Illustrator: Edward Underwood

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing 2017

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©️ Lisa Moralee McLardy

“Your mountain is waiting…”

Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr Seuss never ceases to inspire me. A copy was gifted to my son Owen by a Great Aunty when he was born. Both myself and husband often read it to the boys when we too are in need of inspiration. This quote in particular always lights a fire. I can imagine writing it in cards for the boys when they celebrate important milestones like the first day of school or university.

Your adventure awaits, it wont all be plain sailing but its yours for the taking. You just need to take the first step. “Oh the places you’ll go!”

be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray
or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea,
you’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!”

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Finally we have read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, I cant believe it took so long. I of course knew of the book and it had been on the reading list for ages, but it kept slipping through the net. It was worth the wait! Owen chose it from his nursery school library and I couldn’t wait to come home and find out all about the celebrated caterpillar.

The brightly illustrated story follows the life cycle of a caterpillar from a tiny egg to fluttering beauty. A few lessons including counting and days a of the week are woven into the story.  And a valuable lesson for us adults too – perhaps we all need a hearty green salad after some overindulgence 😉

We all highly recommend indulging in The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Read it sooner then we did!

Title: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Author: Eric Carle
Publisher: Philomel Books

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