Boys and Their Trucks

Monday, July 2, 2012
While in the Big Apple, I was terribly missing my little guy. I'm sure that goes without saying, but I had to throw it in there. It is really hard to be away from the cutest 3 1/2 year old in the whole wide world. 

I spent every night agonizing over the perfect gift for T. A shirt with Columbia on it? Got that-so predictable though! Candy in a test tube? Got that-knew he would love it. But what else? What else is perfect for my guy? BOOKS!

My teacher friends and I headed to SoHo for a trip to the Scholastic store. If you are ever in NYC, I recommend swinging by there. Teachers receive a 25% discount and you know I love that! 
Another great thing about the Scholastic store is the wide selection and the autographed copies-because authors often visit! 

T is a big fan of Jon Scieszka's Trucktown series. (A few of my first graders are, too!) When I saw these two-I had to have them! The first is a paperback book full of sounds heard around Trucktown. I've been home two days and have read it 10 times. He loves it. Scieszka has spoken to the boys in my class for years and now he is talking to my son! 
This large, hard cover book is Scieszka's take on nursery rhymes. T loves it, but is very specific that I not sing any of them. (Kind of hurtful, but I am aware how my voice sounds. :/ )
This is the Trucktown version of "Jack and Jill." T really relates to the book because he is familiar with most of the rhymes. His favorite character is Big Rig. He finds him in the book and we read any page with him an extra 256 times. :)
Head to a library or bookstore and check these out! If you have a little guy running the house, I mean running around the house, these books are for him! 

Do you have any other boy recommendations? We are always looking to expand our library! 

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