Reading with the Girl

I’m not ready to write for children, I have much more reading to do. My four year old daughter is helping me with that.  Here are our library books this week.

1. Princess Hyacinth (the surprising tale of a girl who floated) by Florence Parry Heide – true to its name, this story takes your child on a surprising adventure of a princess who floated. In a very easy to read conversation tone, appropriate to a four year old, we follow Princess Hyacinth through the pains she has to endure and the happiness she finds by going out there and getting it.  The girl – loved it. Continuous “why?” and eager page turning.

2. The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble – a cultural story about a girl and the trouble she gets into with her horses. There is a seperation from family, and a special relationship with a talking horse, and a mystical transformation at the end. Long in reading and tested the girl’s patience, but she really was just eager to understand what happened. The illustrations are wonderful and cultural and the girl was fascinated by the beautiful horses.

Tune in next time to Reading with the Girl.


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