Sunday, January 23, 2011

Five For Fun

We began our Five For Fun this week with King Bidgood's in the Bathtub. This is a beautifully illustrated book about a King who won't come out of the bathtub so all his days activities must take place in there. From lunching to fishing the king is having fun despite the efforts of all the court to get him to come out. You have to read it yourself to see if he ever returns to his throne!
Next we rad Winter on the Farm. This charming story is based on an excerpt of Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder. In it we meet Almanzo and his family and find out how life is on the farm in winter.

Next was Madeline and the Bad Hat. Abigail loves Madeline and we have never read this one. In this book the "Twelve little girls in two straight lines" meet the Spanish Ambassador's son Pepito who has the habit of making mischief where ever he goes. The girls decide he is a Bad Hat! One of his pranks ends painfully for Pepito which teaches him to turn over a new leaf!

My Pony but Susan Jeffers was next on the list. It is about a little girl who wants a horse more than anything else but Mama says Ponies cost too much money and Daddy says we have no place to keep it. But that doesn't stop the little girl from dreaming or drawing. She pretends she has a pony named Silver and they have many adventures together. If you can't have a real pony pretending is the next best thing!  

Last but not least- Clementine in the city. This is a cute story about a poodle who is fed up with small town life and wants to move to the big city and work for the circus. After arriving, she has 3 days to prepare for her big circus debut. Fortunately for her, there are lots of places to go to buy all the things she needs for her act. Things don't work out so well for her though, and the story ends with a new line of work for Clementine.

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