Reading is part of a regular bedtime routine at our house. One the whole family looks forward to. Whether it be a family affair sharing a great story book or the latest issue of Owl or Chirp or whether it be alone or two and two we try and read for at least a half an hour every night.
My son and I tend to love reading the classics together – Charlotte’s Web, Anne of Green Gables, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe to name a few.
Right now we are reading one of my all time favourite children’s books. A gem of a story that takes place in Toronto during the Great Depression. This story offers so many opportunities for learning, reflection, and gratitude. My son and I have had many heart to hearts about the struggles of poverty and the power of a positive attitude.
The version we own (see pic to the left) is the Trilogy which includes The Scatterbrain Booky, With Love From Booky and As Ever, Booky. We both love the fact that the story takes place in our home town. Especially when we recognize some of the streets or events such as the (then) Eaton’s Santa Claus Parade.
If you have a curious 8 or 9 year old this is a great book to read together. If you have a mature 10-12 year old who loves to read, the Booky Trilogy is a great addition to their library!
My 9 year old son says, "It’s interesting to read about Booky because her life is very different than mine. She lives a long time ago and is very poor. Even though Booky is very poor she has a good attitude."
This review is by Jen.