The Napping house is a book that Sweetie fell in love with when she was in Public School 1st grade. Then it was given to us by our sweet friend Sydney nearly 7 years ago. It’s about a house full of sleeping people and animals and how they all wake up suddenly. Its a very sweet book. Additionally, it will expand your children’s vocabulary and you will find they are no longer sleeping instead they are dozing, snoring, slumbering etc…. We try to avoid books that are well as Charlotte Mason would say twaddle (** Twaddle is idle, trivial chatter, or witless drivel that tries to talk down to a child. the definition is fromAmblesideonline ) in favor of well written books that will expand our kiddos minds & vocabularies. Napping house is not on the AO list but it is still one of our favorite books!
Not much is left of the book now we are missing the last few pages and the back of it. In fact it’s probably going to become our first framed book cover for the homeschool room. I hope your family enjoys this picture book as much as we do. Please let me know what picture books your family loves!
Another family favorite is The Runaway Bunny. This was a big favorite of Bullet and Sugar Pie. It’s about a baby bunny that tells it’s Mama that it is going to run away and the Mama bunny that tells her baby she will run after him no matter where he goes. This is such a sweet story it cannot help buy cement a feeling of safety in a child’s heart as you read about a Mama that will pursue her child no matter where he goes! It is beautifully written and illustrated. While reading the children are able to actively participate as they look for the sometimes hidden bunnies on each page.
Miss Rumphius travels all over the world and has many wonderful adventures. She eventually retires to a home by the sea. When she retires she sets to work on doing the one thing her Grandpa asked her to do which was to make the world more beautiful, and she does. I guess I hope my kiddos can do the same. We found this book on the Ambleside Online K list all of our children love to listen to this book.