Friday, 12 June 2009

What My Children Are Reading

Peirce has really been into The Encyclopedia of Immaturity. Luckily he still prefers me to read to him, and so I can skip key pages like how to make farting sounds with your hand in your arm pit, and other wonderful pages in this book. That being said, I'm sorry to say that this book can cause a parent to find their seven year old hold up quiet in his room reading by a little light. Not sure if that's good or not. It has all sorts of wonderful things like: How to Skip a Stone, How to Do a Wheelie, How to Hang a Spoon from Your Nose, and How to Really Annoy Your Older Sibling. Right up a seven year old's alley!

This week Jill has been reading the fourth book of 39 Clues: Beyond the Grave. The website says it is by award-winning author Jude Watson. I had to google Jude Watson to figure out who she is. Turns out she writes under a different name and has a prolific list of Star Wars books. Ya. That's why I've never heard of her. Not really into Star Wars! That seems to be her only books, besides this 39 Clues book.

It seemed like a good idea to buy the book. We tried to go buy it on our way out of town last week after visiting grandparents, but couldn't find it. Then the next day was Sunday so we couldn't go buy it that day - and so Monday we just had to go get it. I'm not sure this one is getting the same star reviews that the previous 39 Clues books have received from Jill. She's enjoying being on the cutting edge of new books though. However, I noticed that tonight she had a new book she had borrowed from a friend at school. Oh oh....looks like Beyond the Grave isn't holding her interest.

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