My Weekend Booksale Loots

Haller, haller! It’s me again! My mind is wooshing now, and I need to share all my thoughts inside my head to prevent it from nerve-damaging (a.k.a Pagka-baliw). So, please please bear with me, guys. 🙂

It’s been a long time since I bought books for Cyler. I’m not a bookworm but my son is indeed a book sucker. You can check my post about Booksale here and here. Yesterday, we went to SM San Lazaro because of their 3-days sale. My gulay! Sale madness always sent chills to my spine! Can you feel a frugalicious momma talking here?! Anyhoo, we went to Booksale before we go shopping. The store was jam-pack already when we arrived, but I was really determined to buy books for Cyler so tiis-ganda ang lola ninyo. Happy to say that I was able to purchase six books, five for Cyler and one for mommy. I purchased three Christmas books for Php175 only, two Dr.Seuss books for Php160, and a cook book for Php90 petot only. Could you imagine how happy I am with my purchases? Super duper uber mega happy to the highest level! 🙂

Christmas by Charlie Brown (Php95), Christmas is Coming by Robin Carey (Php45), The Snow Must Go On by Hallmark (Php35)

It’s my early Christmas gift for my cutie patootie. He fell inlove with the book “Christmas is Coming” because it’s a touch and feel type of book. It really catches my toddler’s imaginative mind. And I think it’s a great way to introduce Christmas to Cyler through this book.

I saw “Goodnight Moon” on the shelves but it wasn’t in useable condition anymore, so I didn’t buy it. I also saw “Fancy Nancy”, pero naman! Di naman pwede yun kay Cyler! Kay Mommy, pwede pa. LOL

Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr.Suess (Php95) and The Tooth Book by Dr.Seuss (Php65) Continue reading

Fox in Socks

Due to my nephew’s Seussical party Cyler’s book shelf was invaded by Dr. Seuss! We became a fan of Dr. Seuss, I must say. Theodor Seuss Geisel was the brain behind Dr. Seuss’ books.  His books have become staples for generations of children and their parents. My toddler listens attentively when I’m reading these books to him because of it’s rhyming text, whimsical landscapes, and outlandish creatures. Fox on Socks is one of the best known book by Dr. Seuss. I bought this book at Booksale for Php120 pesos only, this book would costs around Php300++ if bought brand new.  I used to read books to Cyler every night when I come home from work, it’s one of our mom-and-son bonding.

This book is one of our Dr.Seuss books collection:

Fox in Socks By: Dr.Suess

Mom and baby in socks!

I really love this shot cause it’s so cute! Isn’t it ?! 🙂

Mommy while reading books to Cyler.

Cyler was so fascinated by the outlandish landscapes.

Cyler: It’s my turn to read Mommy.

Cyler was narrating while pointing the book.

Now here’s some of the pages of the book:

See the rhyming words? It really catches your kids attention.

Some kind of a tongue twister eh?

My tongue was twisting now, alright let’s stop here.. 🙂

And sometimes when Cyler fell asleep, I end up reading these books to myself. Hehe BTW, Dr. Seuss books The Cat in the Hat, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, Horton Hears a Who!, and The Loraxhave been adapted into feature films. I really think that these books are one of the good and perfect books for the enthusiastic toddlers like my son and your child! Dr. Seuss books rocks! Thanks to my nephew Lucas for introducing Dr. Seuss to Cyler. 🙂

The Little Bookworm

I am not fond of reading books, but ever since Cyler was born everything has changed. I wanted him to be able to experience those things that I didn’t experience when I was a little kid. As I mentioned before, I grew up in a broken family and I’d never experience reading books together with my parents. Whenever I see parents reading together with their child, I really think that it’s priceless. Reading is the best family bonding cause the child we’re able to learn while having fun with their parents. And so, when Cyler came to our life, I learned how to love books, really. I can say that I am now addicted to all children books especially to Dr. Seuss and Karen Katz books. Cyler, loves it too! He would listen attentively when I started reading books to him especially at night. I consider it as one of our precious moments. Just like what they say, minsan lang magiging bata yan so make the most out of it. I also want him to remember all the great things that we did together when he grow up. The impact to your child is different, especially when they feel that their family value them. It also build your childs self-confidence too, because they know that someone believes on him.

Now, reading become part of his daily routine. Sometimes, he would just grab the book and read it. He used to point his finger on the picture and narrates while reading. Reading to your child is the first step in instilling in him a love for reading.

Reading fosters imagination and the idea of possible worlds.

He narrates while reading, sometimes he would laugh at the picture

I guess, reading is one of the best thing that I did for Cyler, I hope he will continue reading as he grow up.

I also read in SP magazine that reading can promotes your child’s language and early literacy. Parents should keep in mind that kids primarily learn while playing and having fun, so reading should be fun activity for them too.

Hmmm.. what am I gonna read?!

He can turn the pages of the book on his own.

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Most of his books are Dr.Seuss. Thanks to his cousin’s Seussical Birthday party for introducing Dr. Seuss to us. 🙂

Mommy, can you please stop taking pictures? Can’t you see I’m busy here?

As a parent, we are the most influential teacher of our child and for me it was a great accomplishment as a parent that you’ll be able to teach your child to love books at an early age. I’ve read on one of his books from Lamaze that even at very early age, children begin to understand the process of reading. A child and parents can bond in a warm and loving way through the experience of sharing book.

So, start reading books to your infant. Today is the perfect time to do that! Happy reading everyone! 🙂

Hugs and Kisses

Today, I went at Booksale and was able to buy 5 books for Php340 only. I was able to buy Hugs and Kisses by Loupy/Tarlet for 65 bucks only,There’s a Wocket in my Pocket by Dr. Seuss for 70 bucks only, The Eye Book by Dr. Seuss for 65 bucks only, Mary & Baby Jesus by Zonderkidz for 60 bucks only, and since today is my birthday (yes, it’s my birthday) I bought a book for myself, I was able to buy Love, Mommy by Judy Siblin-Librach for 80 bucks only. Going to Booksale has become a habit to me (Kahit birthday ko I was able to drop by at the store pa rin, adik lang diba? Hehe) . I guess, it was a great birthday treat for myself. 🙂

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Here’s the books that I purchased today.

Anyhoo, I wanna share every pages of the book Hugs and Kisses to all of you cause I find it heart warming for a mother like me and I guess it’s one of my fave book now.

So, here it is..
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Hugs and Kisses by Christopher Loupy/Eve Tharlet

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Hugs want to know all about kisses. So he asks the farm animals.

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A duck’s kiss is a bit hard, but quite refreshing.

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A pig’s kiss is scratchy, but very tender.

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A horse’s kiss is damp and sticky, but so warm.

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A butterfly’s kiss tickles, but it’s simply wonderful.

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But a mother’s kiss is the best kiss of all! The end..

I guess, nothing beats a mother’s kiss. 🙂

Btw, I love the book that I bought for myself, the title of the book is Love, Mommy by Judy Siblin-Librach. It’s all about writing love letters to your baby. I will make a blog post about this book soon.

Generally, my birthday is complete not only because of the books but because my family is with me on my special day. Thank you Lord for this wonderful day! 🙂

Booksale is Love!

This Frugalicious Kikay Mommy just found a new love or should I say addiction –Booksale! It never came across my mind that I could find interesting and good books from a second hand book store. Plus you can avail the books for the cheaper price evaahh! I’ve read on my CIL Ate Maggie’s blog post about Booksale, I was really amazed about the prices and the books that she bought at Booksale. Thanks to her very informative blog. And so, I visited the nearest one in our area, at SM San Lazaro. I usually buy magazines at Booksale, but I never tried to buy a book. It’s my first time to buy a book there and I really enjoy it. Sa sobrang tuwa and enjoy ko nakabili ako ng 8 books for 800 bucks only! Imagine?! It supposed to be 10 books, but the two books are not in good condition anymore so I didn’t buy it. Anyway, there’s still next time, I guess 8 books are not bad.

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These are the books that I bought from Booksale. I soo love it, really! 🙂

Booksale is a great place to find obscure and cheap used books. Perfect for frugalicious Mommies and book lovers out there! I was able to buy six Dr. Seuss’ books for 120 bucks each, can you imagine that?! Those books would cost around Php300-Php500 if bought brand new. I was able to buy Excuse Me by Karen Katz and Cars by Disney & Pixar for 65 bucks only (Havey na Havey!). My goodness! All books that I bought are hardbound and in a usable condition. Btw, the prices range from Php20 to Php 300+ depending on the title and condition of the book. And here’s the good thing, the books at the Booksale branch in SM San Lazaro are organized per author and genre. I feel so lucky coz I didn’t have a hard time finding the books that I want.

Here are the things I learned on buying preloved books:
• Some of the books are not in good condition anymore, so ensure that the books that you are going to buy is in a usable condition.
• Check the book pages if it’s still complete.
• If you want the book then buy it now,
most of the books have limited copies only.
• Make sure you check all the shelf, because I noticed that the good books are placed in the farthest shelf.

Overall, it was a great shopping experienced for me. I’m pretty sure that all budget-minded person will love this too! I love all the books that I bought for Cyler. Me thinks that I will go there more often, maybe once a month or twice.. or thrice..