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.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

read to Jaymie and Julia, March 15, 2005

Wow, I haven't posted in a while. I finally finished reading The Voyage of the Dawn Treader to Jaymie. This was a more challenging read-aloud for her -- lots of nautical terminology and courtly language. She spaced out more than once during the reading. Still, she liked it, and was disappointed on the nights that we didn't read.

I liked reading it to her. The episodic structure of the plot lends itself nicely to reading aloud over a number of nights. Plus I got to read the word "poop" a lot (It took Jaymie a while to realize I wasn't joking).

Rather than try to catch up, I'll just start again with what we read tonight. Kristen wasn't feeling well, so I read to both Jaymie and Julia.

Grandpa's Teeth by Rod Clement. Someone has stolen Grandpa's teeth from the glass by his bed, and the whole town is under suspicion. To avoid appearing guilty, everyone must walk around smiling all the time, with disastrous consequences. A fun read-aloud if you like to do silly voices, as Grandpa gums all of his words. From the Library

The Littlest Matryoshka by Corinne Demas Bliss, illustrated by Kathryn Brown The adventures of a little matryoshka doll who is separated from her older sisters. A nice story for girls, especially. We bought this book for the girls along with matryoshkas for their very own a couple of Christmases ago.


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