Kid has read through book one so fast, I couldn’t take a picture quickly enough before he returned it to the library, and picked up a few more of the series. He loves them!
Above is book two.
Above, book three.
Kid says these books had great action without dramatic and sad happenings. They were magical, and interesting, and he loved how the dragons could speak to humans. The main character Cimorene got to ride on dragons and learned dragon magic. She had lots of fun.
Kid has read four books in only a couple of weeks. He is really captivated with this series and I am so thankful because they have given me plenty of time to work on other things. The inspiration Kid has enjoyed from reading Patricia’s books is fun to watch too. He is now working on making a wizard costume with a magic staff. I will post a picture of the it here when he is done.
I would highly recommend these books to anyone looking for great books to inspire their children to read and to live in their imaginations.
It might be cold and snowy outside, but Kid strapped on the rollerblades and learned to skate on them in the basement. He circled with a table on wheels until he found his balance. After one day he was already going backwards!
Now ice skating might come easily..
Kid says this book is depressing. The beginning was really cool because he met a dragon and interesting things happened but about a third of the way through, dramatic and negative things started happening. The ending was tragic and left Kid a bit grouchy. He refused to give me a more detailed report than this.
Banana Plant – Kid just informed me that this is not a “tree”. I challenged this and found out I was wrong.. http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/words/is-a-banana-a-fruit-or-a-herb
Boomerang Plant – a character he is using in a game he is creating.
Pumpkin plant. Kid’s big brother grew pumpkins this past summer in his garden. Kid enjoyed watching them develop.
A Little Baby Vine
Pea Thrower – he spits them out of his mouth. Another character for his game.
American Goldfinch – Kid has been learning about birds and knows all the names of the birds he has sculpted.
A collection of bluebirds - Blue Jay, King Fisher, Stellar’s Jay, a character from the movie “The missing lynx” (top right).
Black Capped Chickadee
During our hike, we came across a this huge caterpillar. I am not sure what he is but we will research it and post it soon.
This one below was fuzzy and liked to walk around on this mushroom.
On the way home, an artist was hosting an art show in his home. Kid loved this piece because he also loves to find faces and familiars in natural things like driftwood. He also likes to find little shells and rocks and this artist incorporated those things into this wood sculpture too.