It's no secret that I love the simple life. Or the idea of it. I dream of living a life like they did in this book. They are a hard working family who love each other. Time during the day is spent doing what needs to be done, but the evenings are about family dinners, talking, reading, warm fires in the winter, and the children listening to Pa play the fiddle as they snuggle together and drop off to sleep. I loved these books as a kid, although, I'm not positive that I've read or had them ALL read to me. I just finished reading this one to Alia (8). We've ordered the other ones in the set. Can't wait for them to arrive !
Here is Alia's review of this book ... my questions, her thoughts.
B: Did you like this book ?
B: What did you like about it ?
A: i liked the characters because they were funny. like when ma smacked the bear because she thought it was a cow. (it was dark outside)
B: Who was your favorite character ?
B: Why were they your favorite character ?
A: Because he played the fiddle.
B: What was the saddest bit in the book ?
A: when the little boy kept screaming they went to see what was wrong and nothing was wrong and then one time he stept on a bees nest and he was screaming but no one came to help him . so then they finally they went over and realised that he got stung every ware. So they had to cover him with mud and wrap him up in a big sheet and put him in the bed.
B: If Mommy, Daddy and Jono also lived there, would you like to live in the Little House in the Big Woods ? Why or why not ?
A:No because there are bears, panthers and lots of other dangerous animals.
B: Do you think other kids would like this book ? If so, why ?
A: yes because is a very good book.