Monday, March 16, 2009

The Secret Garden

Our Family Read Aloud book for this month is The Secret Garden by Fances Hodgson Burnett. Isn't is fitting for this time of year?

The kids are loving it! (Even Zoe seems interested for longer periods of time. Which, to be honest, surprises me.)
The language of of the book takes some getting used to. Not only in listening to it, but also in reading it. The chapters are longer, so occasionally I'll break them in half and read part of the chapter one night, then finish it the next night.
We are learning all sorts of new words (wuthering)and dreaming of far away places (India and England). Our imaginations are running wild in the garden and it's brought a new dimension and interest to creating a garden here at home.
I love how books can do that!

1 comment:

Bronson & Daphne said...

This book is one of my favorites. I really liked the movie to you should watch it for one of your family movie nights.