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Saturday, February 13, 2010
Books of the Week – Feb. 13, 2010
We finally got to the library this week and found a zillion (well, almost) good books. It felt like we were on a book fast for the past couple of weeks, and it’s so good to be back, reading up a storm together.
We discovered this adorable little book:Choo Choo, The Story of a Little Engine Who Ran Away, by Virginia Lee Burton. This was written in 1937. It’s a cute story about the engine of a passenger train who wants to shake off her responsibilities and run free and fast, and really impress everyone. She has her chance one day and speeds off to find adventure. She ends up alone at the end of an unused track, with no fuel left since she lost her coal tender when she jumped a drawbridge that was halfway up (she’s got spunk!). She’s kind of a naughty little engine, and I think I may have related to her even better than M did. :) Needless to say she learns a lesson about how it’s pretty nice to be what you are supposed to be after all.
We also read Do Like a Duck Does! by Judy Hindley.This is a cute story about a mama duck who just knows there’s not something quite right about a big brown “duck” who keeps following her babies. It’s told in rhyme and is fun to read (although some of the rhymes are not true rhymes, which can be annoying if I let it be). Of course Mama outfoxes the fox in the end. M enjoyed this book a lot since it is full of silliness. He especially enjoyed it when the fox has to pretend like he is enjoying the worms and bugs that Mama Duck feeds him. :)
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Have a beautiful day! :)