Hello friends! I don't have a new actual book to discuss but I did get a new cookbook for Mother's Day! New cookbooks are such fun. I would never buy one for myself because most recipes are so easily found on the internet, but my husband chose Vegetables from an Italian Garden for me and it is gorgeous! It's organized by season, includes gardening tips, and has some really delicious looking recipes. I haven't tried a single one yet as this week has been so busy but hopefully I'll be able to share some soon.
For my daughter: A week or so ago, I saw a link to Bridges: Amazing Structures to Design, Build & Test at angry chicken. I didn't think such a perfect book existed for my little engineer/construction worker. I can't even tell you how much I don't understand my little girl who delights in road construction even when the result is heavy traffic. I mean, who could possibly put a happy spin on heavy traffic? So she loves this book. It's really quite good, going a bit into the history of roads and dovetailing nicely with our Roman history studies (homeschool bonus points!).
My son's current favorites are Opossom at Sycamore Road. We see opossoms out from time to time (creepy little things) so he was particularly excited about this one. I find them repulsive so I was not. He also found How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World on his bookshelf and is requesting in nightly (and afternoonly). Aside: I cannot wait to be able to lie on my back and read stacks of picture books to him again. Double aside: I always have to look up lie/lay because I can't ever remember which one is correct. This is a funny post on the subject - really, we if we can't look to Bob Dylan - 'ifin' you don't know by now' - for proper language use, to whom can we look?