Pancakes, Pancakes!

Our rating: ****

Jack wakes up one morning and decides that he wants a pancake for breakfast. His mother is busy so Jack has to make the pancake himself while his mother tells him what he needs to do.

I like this book because Jack has to go through the processes used to make the ingredients used in his pancake instead of having all the ingredients in the form they are needed in.

Little Cloud

Our rating: ***

A little cloud changes into different shapes.

A pretty good book. Another Eric Carle book with fun illustrations and a simple, but nice, story.

The Very Busy Spider

Our rating: ****

A spider is busy spinning her web. Different animals come and talk to her, but the spider doesn’t answer. She is busy spinning her web.

Another good Eric Carle book. Eric Carle has good, colorful illustrations. I like this book.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Our rating: ****

One night, a caterpillar hatches and finds that he is very, very hungry. He eats and eats and eats and eats and eats — and soon is a big, fat caterpillar. Then he makes a cocoon….

A nice, colorful, humorous book. I like it.

The Grouchy Ladybug

Our rating: *****

A grouchy ladybug and a polite ladybug both fly in to eat some aphids. The polite one wants to share, but the grouchy one plans on fighting for them. He’s also a coward, though, and so the grouchy ladybug goes off to find something that’s “big enough” for him to fight.

Eric Carle’s books are always fun and interesting. As the grouchy ladybug tries to find something to fight, the pages start out small, and then get larger as the animals he wants to fight get outrageously larger. At the end, there’s a great lesson about sharing and not being grouchy.