July 26, 2012

My Father's Dragon

Last year, I wrote about the 'My Father's Dragon' series of books in this post. My husband and I read them to our kiddo then, but now she's giving reading them on her own a go. She claims to have read 5 chapters in ten minutes. (that didn't happen.)

Friends, if you only take my advice on one thing and one thing only, please please read the 'My Father's Dragon' series with your kiddos. Note that I said, read it WITH your kidlets, because if you don't, you'll miss out on these amazing books and for me, the great fun of reading with my daughter is getting to read fun new stuff I haven't yet read or getting to read amazing books that I dearly loved again.

(we're reading 'Pippi' right now and oh the fun. You should hear me, I do a great rendition of Pippi, if I do say so myself.)

And if you take away only one thing from the 'My Father's Dragon' books....it's best to have fifteen chocolate bars packed in your bag at all times. Because you just never know. 

(and on a marginally related note, I found one Hershey's Kiss in my bag today and that totally was awesome.)

8 comments:

  1. Oooo, I just put in a request for the 3-in-one book at the library! I love these pictures.

    I found a candy bar in my purse last week. But it's over 100 degrees here, so that was bad, bad news. ;o)

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  2. Danzel! You guys will FREAK OUT at how good these books are! Julia loooooved these books. I looooved them. Andrew loooooved them. Lots of loooooove.

    I am so excited for you!

    Oh yes, THAT kind of chocolate experience is a little less fun. Although true confession time...I've eaten melted candy bars like that and licked the wrapper. How's that for an image??

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    1. Oh, believe me, I have done the same... (Although, these were too linty.)

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  3. LOVE my fathers dragon. I first read them as a teacher to my kindergarten class. We made a giant copy of the map of wild island and recorded his progress on the adventure as we read. It was SO MUCH FUN! We also read the other together aloud as a class that year. They all loved it. My kids have also enjoyed reading them aloud together. great books, absolutely wonderful :)

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    1. you used to teach K?? how cool! the kids must have adored you!! what a fun experience that must have been.

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    2. I taught for three years, I loved it. But I love staying home even more :) The kids I taught are now 7th, 8th, and 9th graders. Which really trips me out.

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  4. Okay, this is for sure going on our list. Think a 4 year old is too young for it?

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    1. I read it to J not long after she turned 5. Depends on the kiddo? I'd say, get the books (because these are keepers) and check out the text and then you'll get a better sense of whether your 4 yr old is up for it!

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