Thursday, July 22, 2010

Our New Favorite Read: Mommy's High Heel Shoes

It's not often that a book catches the interest of both of my girls at the same time, unless of course they are fighting over who had it first. The other day, I received a really cute book, that they both  absoultely loved!  It's called Mommy's High Heel Shoes by Kristie Finnan.  As soon as I pulled it out of the packaging, my girls were immediately drawn to it.

The illustrations are so cute. We spent a good hour reading the book and finding the ladybugs, cupcakes and hearts that are hidden on each page. We were also excited to find a local farm featured in the book. Noodle, my older daughter, has been there a few times in the fall for pumpkin picking and was happy to tell her little sister she had been there before.

I love how this story points out all of the different shoes a mom wears, or the different jobs she has.  As a working mom, I know what it's like to wear all of those different shoes.  It's so fun to see the girls trying to walk around in my shoes and pretend to be Mommy.  We related so well to this book, it brought up lots of discussion about things we do that the family in the book also did.  It was nice to see the parts of the book that the girls got excited about and how those parts reminded them of things we did in our daily life.

Noodle, has been carrying the book around since it got here and flipping through it.  I love that she is starting to read and is taking an interest in doing it herself.  Beans would like to carry it around too, but a few too many books have met their demise in her unsupervised hands.  So instead, Beans and I sit and look for ladybugs, cupcakes and hearts together. 


Karen said...

Hopped my way here from Say Anything. :> I haven't seen that book yet, but I'm definitely due to add a couple of new titles to my wee girl's library. She's been borrowing from her big brother lately (and he's been borrowing from his "Auntie"....Harry Potter). Love sharing books with kidlets and the smiles on their faces as they read or are read to! :>

Karen said...

Oh hey! I just noticed that you are new to blogland...welcome...its a whole lot of fun! :>

vanita said...

Hey Sandy, Thanks for visiting today. My older girls and I have always had a love of books. Now that they're tweens/teens they no longer want to read with mommy, so cherish these days. Not sure how old your kids are, but when they're in Elementary School, for a good laugh, try the Amelie Bedilia series by Peggy Parish. Lucky for me I also have a 2 year old and a 9 month old so I'll be able to nurture their love of books too.