Friday, March 18, 2011
Books You Should Read
Book time! Here is a recommendation from each of my people:
From Columbus, his favorite book. If he sees you standing still, chances are good that he will coming running with this:
From Buttercup. We gave her this for her birthday and it kept all five children and me riveted. The illustrations are beautifully drawn--gorgeous, in fact; and the fearful dragon as horrid as could be hoped. We all have a new respect for St. George, and (what's even better) got a new and non-Disney princess to add to our repertoire of princesses we want to be:
From Tinkerbell, who read this all by herself during naptimes. It is a fun, simple story with sweet, line-drawn illustrations.
From Luigi. A book he just finished, and liked almost as much as Tintin and Asterix:
Om-Kas-Toe Blackfoot Twin Captures Elkdog autographed 1992 paperback
But for the sake of a good picture, here's another:
From Petunia, who is working on this right now. To my surprised delight, it actually has the same illustrator as St. George, above.
We have begun to acquire quite a library, and at the moment I'm glad to have it chock full of recommendations from this curriculum supplier/advisor, because their book lists are invariably top-notch. But we always stay on the lookout for more, more, more to read. I hate nine out of ten books the kids find at the library, so in my book (heh heh) personal recommendations are really a must. What are some of your favorites? And which of your kiddos has you chronically challenged to find something new? Petunia keeps me hopping, because she can casually knock off two or three books per afternoon rest.