"From candlelight to early bedtime, I read."
While looking for a birthday present for a one of our homeschooling friends, I found The Book That Eats People. It had great reviews and was relatively new, so I figured they wouldn't have it yet. I also knew I had plenty of time to check it out before the party. If it was too scary or inappropriate, I could return it. I determined to try it out on the girls before making a final decision. I read it to them and they didn't seem that interested. I wasn't sure what I thought and asked B to read it to get his opinion. He never got around to it, but the girls saw it and asked me to read it again. They requested an encore. We read it the next day, and again the next day. We ended up reading it every day this week. They love it! There is no doubt, this book is a little bit creepy. I wouldn't recommend it for everyone, but my girls squeal with scary delight every time I read the ending. They were really sad when I explained it was actually a gift. Looks like I'll have to grab a copy of our own.
We squeezed in a few of our favorites this week as well. Say Cheese! is another Charlie and Lola book. Lola is having her first school picture taken and wants to stay very clean and tidy. It's not as easy as it seems though!
The girls have been watching a lot of Super Why! lately and they enjoy that version of the ABC song better than the more conventional version. I pulled out the fridge magnets for them and some foam letters for the bathtub so they can match the letters to the song. To keep the theme going, I grabbed Dr. Seuss's ABCs for tonight. It's a fun book to read, but I think I like the smaller board book a little better. It's the same, but a bit more repetitive which appeals to Funny Girl who likes to say the words with me.
Robotson and I started Little Women today. He already knows quite a lot about it from The Radio Adventures of Dr. Floyd podcast. I was wondering if he'd enjoy it once I got started, but after reading the first three chapters, he asked me to read more. I was very impressed.