The kids were out of school for a few days this week for the snow we got. But we did manage to stop at the library on Thursday morning to pick up a few new books.
We started reading James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl to C this week. I had wanted to get Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator because we just finished Charlie and the Chocolate Factory last week. But it was out so I decided to try a different Dahl book. The beginning of this one is pretty depressing, with poor James being sent to live with his cruel aunts when his parents are eaten by a rhinoceros. But we're up to the point where he's about to go into the peach, so hopefully things will be happier from here on out.
We also picked up a few more of the Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems. C really loves this series of early readers. And he's doing a great job actually reading them. When we were at the library, he sat and read one of them aloud to M while I was looking for some other books. And he got through the whole book on his own. I'm sure he missed a couple words, but overall, he can read these books independently. It's pretty amazing to see your kid reading so well! I'm going to write a full review of this series of books later this week.
M wanted another princess book ~ what else is new? I got My Best Friend is Cinderella by Lisa Ann Marsoli. It turned out to be a cute book. It's about a little girl named Emma who lives in Cinderella's kingdom. One day, she goes to the palace and spends the day with Cinderella, learning what it's like to be a real princess. It's a nice message, because Cinderella actually spends a lot of time working with charities to help kids in need. M loves it, of course, since it's a princess book!
What have you been reading with your children this week? Hop on over to Mouse Grows Mouse Learns to share!