Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bumblebee Boy for the boys

If you want to know what my boys are in love with this week: this is it.  The Amazing Adventures of Bumblebee Boy by Jacky Davis and David Soman.  I believe it's an offshoot of the Ladybug Girl series.  This book is another example of the mystifying nature of boys.  Though the story is a true-to-life depiction of the daily relationship between my two boys and I like the illustrations, I still didn't personally fall in love with this book.  But Matthew and Nolan did; so we read it over and over.  Even better, Matthew reads it aloud to Nolan over and over.  And they both love every minute of it.

The reason:  repeated phrases like, "Bum ba bum bumm!" followed by choppy sentences about action and adventure.  The same reason compels them to Superhero books and Robot Zot! by Jon Scieszka and David Shannon.  I don't get it, but I get that they do.

Anything that brings my night-and-day brothers together gets a double thumbs up from me.
{From Robot Zot! by Jon Scieszka; Art by David Shannon}

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