Saturday, June 23, 2007

Book Reading: The Christmas Story with Ruth J. Morehead's Holly Babes

Published by Random House.

Vania's comment: a story about Christmas, cute characters, but do not like Mary and Joseph.

Book Reading: Old Hat, New Hat

by Stan & Jan Berenstain.

Vania's comment: New ones are not always better than old ones.

Book Reading: Berenstain's B Book

by the Berenstains.

Vania's comment: This is a book about B words.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Book Reading: Pocahontas

Produced by Disney.

Vania's comment: Pocahontas was an Indian girl. She liked to talk to the Grandma Tree. She liked to discover. She was curious. She saved a man's life.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Book Reading: A Children's Book About ... [7 books for HEPL ME BE GOOD]

by Joy Berry. These seven books are: being bossy, being lazy, cheating, lying, overdoing, showing off, and throwing tantrums.

Vania's comment: These are thing I should not do.

Dad's comment: especially not being lazy! and Me too.

Book Reading: Cactus Hotel

written by Brenda Z. Guiberson, illustrated by Megan Lloyd.

Vania's comment: this book is about the life of a cactus. My teacher has read this book in class.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Book Reading: A Children's Book About Stealing (help Me Be Good)

A Childrens Book About Stealing by Joy Berry.

Vania's comment: I will never steal.

Book Reading: Curious George

by H.A. Rey.

Vania's comment: This is Curious George 1. I want to read the Curious George 2.

Book Reading

Booke Reading: Dr. Seuss's ABC

by Dr. Seuss.

Vania's comment: This is a book about ABC.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Book Reading: Miracles of Jesus

illustrated by Toni Goffe. Also in the title: "The Life of Christ for Children." There are 10 stories of miracles done by Jesus.

Vania's comment: Never do miracles for Satan. Jesus promises more miracles.

Book Reading: Put Me in the Zoo

by Robert Lopshire.

Vania's comment: It is about an animal who wants to be in the zoo. At the beginning he was not in zoo. The end is that finally he was put at a circus.

Book Reading: Try, Try Again

Winnie the Pooh. Series 3/18.

Vania's comment: At the beginning Pooh didn't know how to write his name. At the end Pooh knew how to write his name. Pooh kept on trying and never gave up. I never, never give up trying to read.

Book Reading: Miss Polly's Animal School

Miss Pollys Animal School Story by Mary Elting, pictures by Lisl Well.

Vania's comment: This book is about TV show and animal school. The part I love the best is the last page when everybody clapped for Biff.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Book Reading: The Brambleberry's Animal Book of Colors

by Marianna Mayer and Gerald McDermott.

Vania's comment: Colors are splendid.

Dad's comment: This book is very colorful. The pictures are very good. A vintage book of learning colors.

Book Reading: Thomas Goes Fishing

illustrated by Richard Courtney.

Vania's comment: Thomas wanted to go fishing. One day, there were fish inside Thomas and the driver could fish in Thomas.

Book Reading: The Bad Dream

by Stan & Jan Berenstain.

Vania's comment: Don't be scared by bad dreams.

Book Reading: Friendship Day

Winnie the Pooh. Collection of Lessons from the Hundred-Acre Wood, 1/18.

Vania's comment: Caring is what friendship is all about.

Book Reading: Hooper Humperdink..." NOT HIM!

by Theo LeSieg (Dr. Seuss), illustrated by Charles E. Martin.

Vania's comment: We can invite everybody coming to a big party.

Dad's words: This is a wonderful book that teaches children how to read names.

Book Reading: The TOOTH Book

by Dr. Seuss, illustrated by Roy McKie.

Vania's comment: This book is about teeth. We should not chew off bottle's top by our teeth.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Book Reading: Little Bear

written by Else H. Minarik, illustrated by Maurice Sendak. It contains four stories: (1) What will little bear wear? (2) Birthday soup, (3) Little bear goes to the moon, and (4) Little bear's wish.

Vania's comment: The story I love the best is Birthday Soup.

Book Reading: Edwina

by Mo Willems.

Vania's comment: The part I like the best is when Hoobie-Doobie didn't care either.

Book Reading: Lunch Boxes

written by Fred Ehrlich, illustrated by Martha Gradisher.

Vania's comment: This book tells us the thing we should NOT do when eating. For example:

*** We should not put cookie in your noses.

*** Don't put peanut in your hair.

*** Don't throw sandwiches to your mom's head.

*** Don't throw eggs on the floor.

*** Don't spill your milk and drink it on the floor.

*** Don't seat on your food.

*** Don't put hotdogs in your juice.

Book Reading: Hop on Pop

by Dr. Seuss.

Vania's comment: This is a rhyme book. I like all the characters in the book.

Book Reading: Can You Tell Me How to Get to SESAME STREET?

by Eleanor Hudson, illustrated by Joe Mathieu.

Vania's comment: Elmo wanted to go back SESAME street. He was taken away by a kite.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Journal 6-16-07

Vania and her Dad and Mom visited the Biosphere 2, a magnificent building that was used to test if and how people could live and work in a closed biosphere.

The trip was wonderful and full of fun. Vania was excited to watch many plants and animals. Moreover, hiking is fun! Vania liked hiking very much. Here is a picture of Vania and Mom.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Book Reading: Noah's Ark

Noah's Ark Illustrated by Peter Spier. A Caldecott Medal book.

Vania's comment: Noah built an ark. He let all the animals in and saved them from the flood. Few people obeyed God. I like the rainbow when the flood was over because it is built by God.

Dad's comment: The illustration of this book is fantastic.

Book Reading: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle.

Vania's comment: I like this book. The part I like the best is when the caterpillar turned into a beautiful butterfly.

Mom's comment: I like this part the best too.

Dad's comment: What I like the best is at the Saturday, when the caterpillar ate too much and got stomachache. (Everybody laughed.)

Final assessment: This is an amazing book. It is breathtaking. In my opinion, every child should have one copy of this book. The Joyfulness of reading can be inherited.

Book Reading: OLIVIA forms a band

by Ian Falconer.

Vania's comment: This book talks about a band, one person's band by Olivia. The part I like the best in this book is when fireworks started. They were beautiful.

Dad asked: what have you learned then?

Vania: Don't put make-up on your face when you are a little girl. It looks ugly. (GeeGee ... Vania laughed.)

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Book Reading: Berenstain's A Book

by Stan & Jan Berenstain.

Vania's comment: This book is about As. Such as Alice's airplane, ape, alligator, ant, angry, advance, acorn, apricot, apple, apartment, Arizona, angleworm, anteater, anthill, anthole.

Book reading: Green eggs and Ham

by Dr. Seuss

Vania's comment: you should try anything. Some food you don't like, some food you do like. I tried green eggs and ham, but I don't like them.

Book reading: Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak.

Vania's comment: My favorite is that at the end of the story Max returned back home and his supper was hot and still waiting for him. The story is about a place where all wild things are. I learned that don't be wild.

Mom said: yes. Otherwise you could become a monster.

Book Reading: Shhhh, David's Reading!

Shhhh, David's Reading! By David Shannon.

Vania's comment: This book tells what NOT to do when reading a book.

Dad: Don't you think David is cute?

Vania: (think a while) I do not like David.

Book reading: A Tree is Nice

Written by Janice May Udry and illustrated by Marc Simont.

Vania's comment: I like the last page when everyone goes back home to plan their tree. This is a book about trees and it says a tree is nice.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Book Reading: No, David!

By David Shannon. A Caldecott Honor book.

Vania's comment: This book tells us what not to do.

Dad's comment: Vania, don't you think you are very much like this David? (Then Vania jumped on the bed, threw her Shamu toy, and knocked down the lamp on the nearby table.) Vania! Settle down! (Pointing the related page to Vania.) You really are this David!

Vania's words: Sorry. ...

Book Reading: Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!

By Mo Willems.

Vania's comment: Don't stay up late! I like pigeon book. Who can sleep with all these great books to read?

Journal 6-13-07

Vania said today.

*** We should not be too fat. Otherwise the earth would be too heavy, and it will move to the sun. Then all of us will be burned.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Book Reading: Ten, Nine, Eight

Written by Molly Bang. A Caldecott Honor book.

Vania's comment: What I like the best is the last page when ONE big girl is ready for bed.

Book Reading: The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!

Written by Mo Willems.

Vania's comment: I like the little duckling. The little duckling is very smart. And I tell you a secret---the little duckling has eaten hot dog before!

Book Reading: Marvin K. Mooney, will you please go now!

Written by Dr. Seuss.

Vania's comment: Another rhymed book. I like rhymed books. I like the robot car (Crunk-Car, dad's comment) in the book.

Book Reading: The Foot Book

Written by Dr. Seuss.

Vania's comment: I like a rhymed book.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Book Reading: A New Dress for Maya

Written by Malorie Blackman, illustrated by Rhian Nest James.

Vania's comment: The part I like the best is when they blew out the candles. Don't cry when Mamma made you a dress, this is the lesson I learned by this book.

Book Reading: Go, Dog. Go!

Written by Philip D. Eastman.

Vania's comment: good and happy book. The part I like best is the dog party. I like this book. This book is special. This book is special because it was bought by Dad, and Dad is special to me.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Journal 6-10-07

Vania got A+ on math. Now she knows how to compute 11 - 8 and 32 - 11 etc. Way to Go, Vania.

Book Reading: My First Story of Easter

Bible story. Written by Tim Dowley, illustrated by Roger Langton.

Vania's comment: The part I like best is that Jesus is alive again. I like Easter. Never kill people and never decide to kill people.

Book Reading: In The Beginning

Bible story, based on Genesis 1:1-27. Retold by Mary Quattlebaum, illustrated by Bryn Barnard.

Vania's comment: I like the last page when everything was done.

Book Reading: Oh, the THINKS you Can Think!

Written by Dr. Seuss.

Vania's comment: I like this book. The part I like the most is the RINK-RINKER-FINK. They like dinosaurs.

Here are some *thinks* little Vania thought after reading:

*** Think! If you don't like desert night, you can slide in the light.

*** Think! You can have a ship in the space made of by cheese.

and there were many more wonderful thoughts by Vania that her dad could not record them all.

Book Reading: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Wonderful book written by Dr. Seuss.

Vania's comment: good and fun.

Book Reading: Everyone is Special

This is the second book of Disney's Winnie The Pooh.

Vania's comment: I will never pour mud or honey over myself.

The capability of sentence making

Though young, Vania has shown her talent on making good sentences by giving arbitrary two words. Here are two examples she made yesterday.

Words: lamb, stamp

Sentence: A stamp is stick to the face of a lamb.

Words: everything, nothing

Sentence: Everything is nothing in this world.

From the parents

Vania Ding is a daughter of Yihong and Li. With great joyfulness, her parents blog the wonderful news of her growth here.
Little Vania was visiting San Diego Zoo.