I hope you had a terrific weekend. Mr. Eaves came home from a week of canoeing and camping with a few of his friends. We celebrated Eliza’s birthday and I worked a bit on the greenhouse. You’ll be able to see our progress at the back – to – school cookout. It’s pretty exciting. In and around lots of online reading I finished a few books that I think you’d have fun reading. I finished Wednesdays in the Tower and reviewed it on Kids’ Books 101, along with Chained. I really came to love that story though I had to work hard to stick with it at the beginning. It would be a great book to read with a friend. There is so much to think and talk about. It feels like it takes place a long time ago, but it is now. The characters are different and interesting. I kept wondering why some of them made the choices they made and what would have happened if they’d made different ones.
Captain Awesome to the Rescue is fun and funny. It’s the first in a series that is still growing. The good thing about Eugene is that he loves comic books and super heroes. The bad thing is that he just moved and has to start making friends in a new school. Because of this his super secret super hero alter-ego comes to the rescue. It’s pretty funny how Captain Awesome saves the day and rescues the class pet. It also great how Captain Awesome teams up with Nacho Cheese Man – it is good to have a friend. This is a quick and easy book to read – but the fun story made me want to know more. I am on the look out for the rest of the series – they’ll be in 3E whenever you’d like to find out more about CAPTAIN AWESOME! Come borrow them.
It had been a while since I’d read a Clementine book and I was glad that Clementine and the Spring Trip came to the top of my “to-read” pile. I like her! In this book the 3rd and 4th grades are going on a field trip to Plimoth Plantation. She and Margaret have it all worked out – they’ll be partners and then Margaret won’t have to worry about any of the “dirty” stuff becasue Clementine won’t mind doing it at all. Then Olive joins Clementine’s class and everything gets upset – it works out in the end of course, but it’ll surprise you. Let me know what you think. I would love to have Clementine walk out of her book and join our class – she had great ideas and a great attitude. We’d have a lot of fun with her in our school.
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