Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Books of the Week Volume 2
Last week, I blogged about how I had started Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents by Christine Carter, Ph.D. Well friends, to be honest, the more I got into the book the more I realized it just was not for me. I made the decision not to finish the book, which was difficult BUT at the same time, my spare time is precious...So I decided to move in a different direction. I started reading a thrift find, One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd . It is a fictional account of a woman who is a bride to a Cheyenne Indian (and who was put into a mental institution by her family for loving someone of lower class than she before the whole bride thing). I love any sort of historical read. Great descriptions of the land that America was in 1875.
Mr. Z (4 years old): I just bought Hattie and the Fox at the thrift store as well. A fox approaches a hen, a cow, a sheep, a pig, a horse, a goose, and a cow. The only one who seems the slightest bit concerned is the hen! The illustrations are beautiful tissue paper collages, and there is wonderful, predictable repetition that my son loves and we have read this book a million times already!
Miss Penny (2 years old): She loves Hattie and the Fox too! It is great to have a book that ends up being a favorite of both children. She likes it especially for the animals' reactions to the hen's alarms of the fox. "Good grief!" "Well, well" "Who cares?"
What are you reading this week? Please share!