Monday, June 23, 2008

They've been reading ....

Hello, Red Fox by Eric Carle is a delight! How did we miss this one?

Atticus and Ramona brought it home from the library the other day and Ramona has been enchanted by it. She loved the optical illusions and asked in amazement, "How does he do that?" I told her that it's actually God's intricate planning that does it, but Eric Carle was nice enough to put together a book about it that includes a short explanation of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's color theory.

If you haven't shared this one with your kids, head straight to the library. You're in for a treat.

Anne-with-an-e and Betsy have been enjoying Andrew Clements, of Frindlefame. Frindle is a perfectly executed book about a smart kid, a smart adult and I'm-not-saying-another-word, because I don't want to ruin it for anyone who hasn't read it. Read it. Laugh and cry. And say things like, "I want to write a book like that."

What Anne and Betsy have been enjoying lately are some of his young adult novels: Things Not Seen and Things Hoped For. I have yet to read these myself, but the girls loved them. They're in my stack. My stack is currently very, very tall. It teeters. Wish me reading time.


Beck said...

I'm going to make sure that the Girl gets a copy of Frindle this summer!

Heather said...

Oh that Frindle reference is going to drive me nuts- I remember reading it to my classroom when I taught...and for the life of me I haven't the foggiest recollection!

Thanks for the tips- we'll add them to the library list.

momto5minnies said...

Thanks for the book recommendations. I am always eager to see a smart book for that 12.5 (almost 13 year old).

I am seriously at the library about 4x a week with all of our book clubs for the various ages.

Rachael said...

I love this book! I won't say anything either as to not spoil the ending. Anyway...

There is this great book for pre-readers called "This Bible Talks!" by Pamela Fischer. The narration is by Michael David McGuire who has the one of the most recognized commercial voices. You'll know it when you hear it.

I love this book because your child can listen and follow along while learning about the bible. It is a beautiful little book, so I thought I would pass it along since you were talking about great books.

IF you are interested, here is the website where I found it and ordered it online.

God Bless!