Last night we finished the classic:
It may not be a classic. But it is a favorite from my childhood. Which I suppose that isn't saying much since I only read a handful of books as a child. My mom did read the Boxcar Children with me when I was learning to read but that is about it. Anyway, one of my teachers read this book to the class. And I loved it.
I think its interesting how people can see a book from different perspectives. I always felt sympathy for the Herdmans, and a strong dislike for the self-righteous Alice Wendleken. I felt some sympathy for Alice. I just didn't feel a lot. Her character just seemed mean. But, Cutie Pie saw things completely differently than myself. She did have some sympathy for the Herdmans especially about their father being gone. However, her main concern was for Alice Wendleken and if she was still sad about losing the part as Mary. How can she sympathize with someone who had one bad thing happen to her? While having so so feelings towards the kids with a rough upbringing? Before its all said and done, Cutie Pie is going to teach me about the depths of compassion. I can't wrap my mind around it. It leaves me shaking my head.
Anyway, Cutie Pie told me that she wants more chapter books. Some suggestions I've already received include: The Boxcar Children, Little House on the Prairie, Bobsey Twins, Magic Tree House, Newbery Author Collections (wow thats a lot) Anyway, if you know Cutie Pie (or even if you don't) and you would like to leave suggestions. Please do so in the comment box. Thanks:)