I can’t let this Read Aloud Thursday pass by without commemorating the completion of our first chapter book read aloud for 2010. We began reading Farmer Boy some time right after Christmas, and we finally finished it last week. As a child, I always loved Farmer Boy best out of all the Little House books, so I was eager to re-read this one with my girls. I feel like we got kind of mired down in it somewhere in the middle, mainly because we ended up being out of the house sometimes during our usual chapter-book reading time, which is right after lunch. I also feel like sometimes the girls really didn’t pay attention since they know it so well. They have listened to the audiobook of this particular story so many times, they corrected me when I mis-read something. (Believe it or not, they’re currently listening to it again during rest time!) It is a great story, though, and it’s a good one to read aloud. Two things I can say about Almanzo Wilder: that boy loved to eat, and that boy was born a farmer. Seriously, don’t read this book if you’re hungry! One of the biggest memories I have of Farmer Boy from my own childhood is the huge quantities and varieties of food they had at their meals. I love those descriptions. My girls especially like it when Almanzo does something mischievous or has some sort of mishap. We enjoyed this book, but I am glad to be through it and on to our next read-aloud, one that is unfamiliar to all of us: The Boxcar Children.
As a side note, I am working to update my 2010 booklists. I’ve done a terrible job of keeping up with them, and here it is already March! One thing I wanted to do this year is (try to!) keep up with the audiobooks that the girls listen to, also, for future reference. Look for all of that information in the sidebar some day in the near future! :-)
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Have a terrific Read Aloud Thursday!