Because most philosophies that frown on reproduction don't survive.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

What We're Reading

After asking everyone's advice for read-alouds, we've been working our way through Charlotte's Web. I recall watching the movie when I wasn't much older than Noogs, and I've always had a fondness for the book. Noogs seems to enjoy it, and often requests another chapter. I suppose I ought to tell her to wait until tomorrow, but I like hearing the story as well, so I often oblige. It should be a great vocabulary builder -- Charlotte often has to explain her word choices to Wilbur the pig.

We'd started on Stuart Little, which is a work of delightful style and charm, but it didn't seem to hold Noogs' interest so much, so we left off and will try again when she's a bit older.


F. S. Poesy said...

Has anyone recommended James and the Giant Peach or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl? My son loved both of them even before he saw the movies.

Jenny said...

I remember reading Stuart Little on my own as a child. It was my least favorite E.B. White book and has the least satisfying ending ever. I actually preferred The Trumpet of the Swan to Charlotte's Web, but CW is definitely the classic White book.

Darwin said...

I think there was a sequel to Stuart Little, but I'll have to ask Darwin about that. I read Trumpet of the Swan years ago and remember enjoying it, but Charlotte's Web is my favorite just because it reminds me of being young and happy, I guess.

Anonymous said...

That was actually me -- now that Darwin's home I'm going to have to watch who's signed in!