Monday, August 15, 2011

Summer Reading

Fred, (and often the older boys) have taken over our summer reading program for the younger ones. Fred has been picking out mostly classics and chugging through a couple of chapters each night after brushing teeth and saying prayers. Andrew, Peter, and John-Paul have all helped out when they hear its a story they remember liking as a kid. Joe and Matt have also 'wandered' into the room to make sure the stories are being properly represented. We managed to get through a bunch of good ones so far. Here's the list:

Alice in Wonderland

Treasure Island

Doctor Doolittle

Arabian Nights

The Prince and the Pauper

Gooseberry Park ( not a classic)

I think Dr. Doolittle was the biggest hit so far, but we're still in the midst of The Prince and the Pauper. My personal favorite is Alice in Wonderland, since I tend to see the world in much the same way that book presents it. Curiouser and Curiouser?

If you haven't read anything good lately, pick up a book. Its not too late you know. Summer has a few weeks left and a book can take you anywhere you want to go. Make it a vacation, compliments of me!

1 comment:

  1. Great selection!

    I love reading aloud. For many years, when we both worked, I would read to Susan while she made dinner- it was a division of labor that worked for both of us.

    If I ever get over your way, I hope I could take a turn or two.