It’s Monday! What are you Reading?

13 Nov 2018 02:07
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<p>I found a fun series by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee called <em>Bink &amp; Gollie</em>. This is a really cute series. Bink and Gollie are the best of friends. It seems to me that Gollie is the babysitter, but I could be wrong. At times it seems like Bink is pestering Gollie but they always seem to have fun adventures together. I think my favorite story was <em>Give a Fish a Home</em>. Bink buys a goldfish to be his “marvelous companion” and Gollie seems to get jealous because Bink brings his fish, called Fred, everywhere with him. They take Fred roller skating, but Bink trips, and drops the fishbowl with Fred in it. Gollie grabs him and puts him in the pond nearby to save his life. Bink learns that Gollie is actually his marvelous companion decides visits to the pond will work just fine.</p>
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<p>I absolutely love Kate DiCamillo and so far I’ve enjoyed every book of hers that I’ve read. The main thing that makes her writing so unique is her use of vocabulary. These books are great for 1<sup>st</sup> grade, but because of the wide range of vocabulary there are a lot of words that they’ll need help with. Some examples are: Greetings, bonanza, compromise, outrageous, unwillingness, implore ventured, extraordinary, marvelous, companions… But why not teach kids these amazing words!</p>
<p>The other book that I spent most my <img data-attachment-id="527" data-permalink="https://artontheranch.wordpress.com/2017/11/13/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-12/wings-of-fire/" data-orig-file="https://artontheranch.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/wings-of-fire.jpg?w=273&amp;h=397" data-orig-size="186,271" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;" data-image-title="wings of fire" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://artontheranch.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/wings-of-fire.jpg?w=273&amp;h=397?w=186" data-large-file="https://artontheranch.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/wings-of-fire.jpg?w=273&amp;h=397?w=186" class=" wp-image-527 alignright" src="https://artontheranch.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/wings-of-fire.jpg?w=273&amp;h=397" alt="wings of fire" width="273" height="397" srcset="https://artontheranch.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/wings-of-fire.jpg 186w, https://artontheranch.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/wings-of-fire.jpg?w=103&amp;h=150 103w" sizes="(max-width: 273px) 100vw, 273px" />time with this week is the first book in the <em>Wings of Fire</em> series, <em>The Dragonet Prophecy</em> by Tui T. Sutherland<em>. </em>My boys absolutely love this book. They have been listening to it intently every night. After each chapter they say, “please don’t stop, that’s a good cliff hanger!” Honestly I had a hard time putting the book down. The story is about a prophecy of five dragonets (young dragons) who are prophesied to end the long horrible war in the world of dragons. The young dragons are kept underground away from danger so they can fulfill their destiny. However, one of the five was never supposed to be in the group. She was simply a last minute substitute. When the prophet finally visits the underground caves and finds out the mistake, he orders that she be killed. Her four friends plan an escape from the cave but disaster strikes. In the outside world they run into the one of the dragon queens who want them dead…</p>
<p>I plan to finish the book this week!</p>
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