This week’s weekly read-aloud recap covered a mixture of audio books and hardback books. The kids absolutely love Ramona Quimby. I have such fond memories of reading about Ramona when I was their age and couldn’t get enough of her books. I loved her quirky behaviors and her fun spirit. I was certain my kids would love her, too. I was not disappointed. Even my 8-year-old son kept saying “Mom, can you unpause it!”
I also remembered reading The Mouse and the Motorcycle, as well. I thought it might be a hit with my son. He has owned this book but never read it because he didn’t think he would like it. I was hoping that if I could get his attention with the story, then he’d be hooked. After the first few chapters, he wasn’t really into it. However, by about the middle of the book he said that he thought that he liked this book now. I’m hoping that by listening to more about Ralph, he’ll grow to love this series, too.
Who could seriously go wrong with The Little House in the Big Woods?! I like reading The Little House series to my kids but I find that it’s hard for me to read it aloud to them. There are some descriptive passages that make it challenging to not make boring. I absolutely loved the person reading this book and she does a phenomenal job in making this story come alive.
Helen’s Temper is a book from Lamplighter. We love all of the books and theatre dramas that we have bought from them. The stories are classics and use words that I love introducing my children to. The stories are filled with character lessons and my children now like to pick out the character qualities of the characters in other books. Helen’s Temper was a great book that shows the importance of repentance, forgiveness, and a temper that goes unchecked. What’s inside our hearts will eventually come out….and it has consequences. My kids were hooked on this story from the beginning.
And that’s our week in books!