Friday, May 20, 2011

Current Read: The Penderwicks


This book is simply delicious.

I really don't know any other way to describe it.

Add to the experience that we've been joined for our reading jaunts by Harper and Zane's honorary older sister - our delightful neighbor, (a writer herself), and you should just be down-right jealous.

Get this book. Gather the children. And feast.

It has been delightful story to read aloud. The characters are fantastic and I've enjoyed the challenge of making sure each sister sounds and acts differently than the others. After years of being forbidden from actually using voices for the characters, I was only recently (within the last two years) given the "thumbs up" to do so.  This ban was due to an unfortunate incident years ago when I scared the pj's off of Harper during a reading of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe". Seems this Mom was just too believable as the White Witch.

Oops.

We will most definitely plan on continuing the series after adventuring through this first book!

2 comments:

thecurryseven said...

J,'s mom would often (not on purpose) scare a grandchild, niece or nephew to tears when playing games or reading books. There is a certain cousin who will never ever like the book, Peter Rabbit because when his aunt got to the part about the "scritch, scritch, scritch" of Mr. MacGregor's hoe getting closer and closer he burst into tears and ran from the room.

Stace said...

I have considered picking it up several times but never did. Thanks for the recommendation!