Thursday, October 29, 2009
Looking for a New Read-Aloud?
The kids and I are enjoying a sweet book together: The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew, by Margaret Sidney. We're only about half way through the book, and I have not read it before, so we are all enjoying the unfolding story together.
The book is about widowed Mrs. Pepper and her five young children. They are very poor and the mother as well as the older children must work hard to simply keep food on the table. The book was written in the late 1800's, and the writing is old-fashioned and charming. My very favorite aspect of the book, however, is the sweet and sacrificial relationship between the siblings. Even though this *isn't* always a reality here at our house--and maybe because it isn't--I love that my kids are enjoying the sweetness that's exampled in the fictional Pepper home.
Are you enjoying any good books with your children?