Monday, March 12, 2007

Firecracker Daughters



I have an adorable, energetic daughter. As she was growing up through the toddler and preschool years, more than one family member said- "Boy, she's a firecracker." My husband and I could not have agreed more! She was in sharp contrast to her calmer, more reserved older brother. While we continue to help her learn to channel her spunk, she has grown so much in the past few years. My children's book selection this week has been one of her favorites since she was two--she could quote it while I read! I think she saw a bit of herself in Mad Maddie Maxwell.

Mad Maddie Maxwell is the story of a preschooler who learns her lesson about getting angry and jumping to conclusions. The story is told in rhyming verse and lots of repetition, making it perfect for the under 5 crowd. Good lessons on self-control, selfishness, and forgiveness.

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7 comments:

Lauren S. said...

My two year old is quite spunky as well. Thanks for the recommendation! I will have to find this book for us to read.

Kim said...

Oh Kelly! My girls loved this book when they were little. Emma memorized it at age 4. A definite favorite :)

There is another rhyming book that we got around the same time through MOPS called "Mommy May I Hug The Fishes?"

Mommy may I hug the fishes, may I give them great big kisses?

Mommy says,"No, No, No." You may look but don't touch. Fish don't like that very much!

Elise said...

Looks great! Kids love to see another child with the same tendencies, and a lesson in self-control never hurt anyone.
My wish-list is growing, too, Kelly! Thanks so much for joining the fun!

Jennifer said...

I'll have to check this one out as well. Ireviewed fractured fairy tales today. I'm going to head over to CWO to visit you there.

Jennifer

Deidre said...

I love this book, Kelly. My daughter is spunky as well. Thanks!

Chris said...

It looks like a fun book! My second daughter would have enjoyed this one!

Jenn said...

I love all of these book selections. We've already checked-out several of your suggestions from the library. Thanks for doing this.