My recent reading has included Atonement by Ian McEwan and The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I especially enjoyed reading The Help, even though I had already seen the movie. (I usually try to read first and watch second!) It is certainly a very entertaining story, and its emphasis on human similarity despite divisive social norms is, of course, a welcome theme in my life.
Jadon's Pick of the Week may seem a bit odd, but, this boy is all about the details! He chose Punctuation: The Write Stuff by Budzik from the library bag many times this week. This little book uses creative language to describe the function of symbols of punctuation from the period to the possessive apostrophe to the hyphen. Jadon loved the DO and DON'T examples.
Other storybook favorites this week included Freckleface Strawberry by Julianne Moore (the story of a young girl who wishes to be rid of her freckles) and The Orange Shoes by Trinka Hakes Noble (a tear-jerking story about a family's richness in love despite being considered poor in other ways).