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It has been really hot here in South Carolina. We have spent a lot of time in the house playing and reading this week.
The books I selected to share this week are about pretend play. Jdaniel has been pretend playing for awhile. He has a shelf in the pantry for his grocery store. The couch cushions have been used to make forts, an ambulance, a consignment sale area, library shelves and more.
When I came across No More Cookies by Paeony Lewis and Lola Loves Stories by Anna McQuinn, the main characters reminded me of my little pretender.
No More Cookies is about a little girl and her stuffer monkey who inhale a tin of cookies. Mom tell Florence and Arnold that there will be no more cookies for the week. Florence is shocked. She loves cookies. All she will really need is one more.
Florence and Arnold devise plans to get cookies from Mom.
First they dress up as tooth fairies that need a cookie before they fly home after a night of teeth collecting. Mom gives them apples instead. Which isn’t fair!
Then they dress up as witches and threaten to turn Mom into a frog. Mom loves the idea. Frogs don’t have to do laundry.
Arnold is dressed as a patient who has been in an accident and Florence dresses as a nurse. Mom gives Arnold a bandage.
Finally Florence and Arnold dress up as chefs. Mom still says, “No cookies.” She does suggest making chocolate covered bananas with sprinkles.
Florence decides that they are better than cookies.
Lola Loves Stories is a wonderful tale of a little girl who totally gets into the books she gets at the library to read with her dad.
They read a book about princesses and the next day she dresses as a princess.
Then she and her mom read a book about a journey and the next day Lola pretends to fly her stuffed animals to a foreign land.
She reads a story about friends and the next day she has her friend Ben over for tea.
The story continues with Lola pretending to be a farmer, a tiger, a builder, the owner of magic shoes and Max from Where the Wild Things Are.
I love the imaginations that both Lola and Florence have. They find ways to pretend to be such a wide array of things.
What did we do?
Kids’ Meal Toy Animal Game
JDaniel loves to go through the craft junk drawers and search for treasures. We used some of the treasures to dress up a robot.