Chronicling the books we read to our children (and perhaps the books they read themselves). Can we read 500 before they turn 12? Only time will tell.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Read to Julia, February 14, 2005

We went to the library today for creative movement class and picked up a few books.

The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock by Bill Peet. Julia picked this out herself. I actually tried to put it back, because it looked like it might be scary, but Julia insisted. I'm glad she did. Classic Bill Peet. Prewitt is a peacock with a small, unimpressive tail with only two eyes. His tail grows into an image of a monstrous face, causing him to be ostracized from his flock. They're chasing him away when they come face to face with a tiger, who is scared off by Prewitt's monster-faced tail. Completely predictable, and completely enjoyable. Borrowed from library.

Fox in Love by Edward Marshall, pictures by James Marshall. An easy reader -- I'm starting to introduce these as Julia is learning to read so she can look forward to reading books on her own. I like the Fox books. They're not syrupy sweet -- he's a bit irresponsible and foolish, but overall a nice guy.


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