As my youngest children are all now older teens, the titles on the bookshelves have gone through changes. That said, we still have two shelves full of old friends, our favorite children’s books. I often receive books to review on By Quiet Waters, and in that endeavor a few gems have been added to the children’s shelf.
The Cow Said Neigh!
The Cow Said Neigh! is a charming fun story. When I first read it, I felt that it ended too abruptly, that it was unfinished. But the more I read and think about it, I love that the author left the story this way. The farm is left in “chaos” and… the reader is left to think about it and add his or her own spin to the story. I find it hilarious. It should be fun to read with my youngest grandson as he grows and see how he responds to the story!
My copy of this book is hardback, and I do think it would be better as a board book. This book is definitely more appropriate for the youngest kids, and for that lot we need more durability! So if you are interested in this book, I recommend that you choose the board book version.
A series of coloring pages have been designed for The Cow Said Neigh! and you can find them here. Also, there is a giveaway for a free copy of this book. You can enter here. The Cow Said Neigh! was sent to me by Front Gate Media, in exchange for this review.
Tiggy Iggy Goes On An Adventure
Next, Tiggy Iggy Goes On An Adventure by Eileen K Fant and Jonathan Fant
This book has actually been in our home for about a year. Miss Joyness has kept it on the nightstand beside the bunk beds because it is a favorite of hers. We read it pretty regularly, and love to sing “the song” together.
In this story, Tiggy Iggy goes on an adventure with his friend Esmerelda, and learns a pretty important lesson about friendship and acceptance.
The story is charming and engaging. We particularly love the song and have added some of our own lines. The illustrations are delightfully bright and cheerful.
These two books have passed the test and made it onto our family’s bookshelves. Check out your local library to enjoy these books for yourself. There are affiliate links throughout the post if you would like to purchase the books. You can read my affiliate disclosure here.