Saturday, November 15, 2008

For the Kiddos

I just finished reading aloud the most beautiful book to my daughters. The Miraculous Story of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo was an exquisitely-written, moving story about a china rabbit learning how to love. I know, the plot sounds lame, but trust me--if you have kids between the ages of 6 and oh, say 11 or 12, run out and buy this book.

And just try to read it aloud without crying. I dare you.

10 comments:

spyscribbler said...

Wow, I need to find that!

Janna Qualman said...

Sounds really great. Thanks for the good word!

WendyCinNYC said...

I told my husband he needs to read it on his own.

Let's see if that actually happens. It's hard to get him to read anythong other than the Wall Street Journal.

thedomesticfringe said...

Oh, sounds good. My kids love to read and this sounds like one we can all enjoy together. Thanks.

Rachel Burton said...

It sounds exactly like the sort of book I'd love. I can't make it through the Velveteen Rabbit without tearing up!

Angie Ledbetter said...

What a good mother!

colbymarshall said...

I will pass this one along to my mom, who teaches kindergarten. Sounds like something she'd love. Perhaps a Christmas gift...

Pink Ink said...

Kate DiCamillo amazes me with her ability to write a simple story and infuse it with magic.

Loved Because of Winn-Dixie, too.

Joanne said...

Those are sweet times, reading aloud to your kids. Enjoy!

Unfocused Me said...

My daughter just read it with her reading group at school and loved it.