Friday, February 3, 2012

favorite books

It's a white world outside and we're nice and warm, cuddled under blankets, talking about our favorite books this year.  

... several of the books we've read this year ... just for you Kimmers. :)

Mrs. Frisby and The Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O'Brian
John: Mrs. Frisby's son, Timothy, was sick and it was getting close to summer.  Each summer they would move to their summer home but they couldn't this year, not until Timothy got better. She discovered that her husband was friends with the rats and so she went to them for help. The rats were able to help her move her home so that the farmer did not destroy it.  

The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
Benjamin: The family was on a boat traveling but they were in a big storm and their boat was destroyed and all the crew lost.  They made a raft so that they could get to the island that was nearby.  Once they were there they began making a home and worked on getting everything off of the ship.  It continues with  the stories of their time on the island until they were rescued.

Boy of the Pyramids by Ruth Fosdick Jones
John: In one chapter Kaffe and Sari set to play shepherd and have a picnic.  All of a sudden the waters started rising and they were trapped.  They were helped by a man and taken home.  This man ended up being a thief.  


  1. Very cute and so nice filling your sis in like this. I was surprised to see the auto. of Benjamen Franklin-I wonder which of your kiddos will love it as much as you did. Hope you are staying warm. Dad is bbqing-only in Co.

  2. Winter has missed us this year and my kids are longing for even a touch of snow, but we've seen none since last March. None at all.

    Love to hear about what you are reading!