Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Coming soon! Book club with the boys (Vintage Children's Classics)
It's something I've been wanting to do for absolutely AGES, starting a family book club with my boys, but it took seeing these amazing new Vintage Classics range at the Random House Children's Books blogger brunch before I managed to get going with it. As you can see, E is quite excited about it. He's chosen Five Children and It by E Nesbit as his first choice. Mostly, I believe, because we've already seen a film adaptation for it and he found it to be quite funny! Look out for joint reviews of these books by both E and myself.
List of books we'll be reading in the very near future, and some of E's initial thoughts:
Five Children and It by E Nesbit - I've watched Five Children and It on the tv, and I liked it. I really like the sand monster. I think it'll be funny and I like funny books. The cover of this book looks exciting.
The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier - This book looks like old and about war. I'm not sure what it's about but I like the sound of swords. I think it would be scary to be on my own like these children.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll - We've read chapter one so far and it's pretty funny so far. There's a hippopotamus in the middle of water. *laughs* I like the cover, because Alice is falling and it looks like 'ahhhhhhhh!'
Emil and the Detectives by Erich Kastner - I like detectives! Maybe there will be a missing bike stolen by an evil burglar? Because there's a bike on the cover? I like trains too, and I'd be excited to take a train on my own but I would be very angry if someone stole from me.
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson - I like pirates! Pirates! Shiver me timbers! Stolen treasure, pirates, a pirate ship. This book looks like an adventure! *more pirate noises*
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett - I think, from the cover, a little girl is going to find a garden. The garden looks very old because everything is growing tall, over this house. I think I'll enjoy it because it used to be one of mommy's favourite books growing up.
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken - Wolves (E actually said 'it looks wolfy'). It looks like the wolves want to eat the two girls, which would be quite scary, I think.
And if you're interested in the Vintage Classics range, you can check out their catalogue, and also their website, World of Stories, coming soon! You will be seeing a lot more of these books here on the blog and I'm really quite excited to have a more interactive reading experience with my two lovely boys.
I hope you'll enjoy our posts as much as we'll enjoy reading these books and sharing our thoughts with you! Stay tuned, first review coming up very shortly!