Saturday, February 27, 2010

A New WONDERFUL Kid's Book Series

I have been wanting to blog about this for several days but just have not sat down to get it done. On a recent trip to our local library, I quite accidentally discovered a truly wonderful kid's book called, "Tumtum and Nutmeg: Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall". It is written by Emily Bearn and illustrated by Nick Price. I basically picked up the book and was struck by the cute title and neat illustrations. I read the back of the book and it appeared appropriate to read to our girls. We brought it home and that night read the first chapter to our kids. Our whole family is now hooked on this tale! I can tell that we will read the whole series together. The descriptions are absolutely charming and it uses some Old English words that are so neat. Even though we know the girls don't always understand every single word, I love exposing them to it. Each night we sit down and all of us, yes even my husband, cannot wait to see what happens to the endearing little mice! We are quite particular about what we expose the girls to, and frequently we have to do editing just to make the material appropriate. I have not had 1 single time where I needed to eliminate a word or sentence. The storyline is captivating and the characters are memorable. I hope that we collect all the series because I think it will be read over and over and over. If you are looking for some wholesome books to introduce your kids to, you really should check it out!

1 comment:

Trinka said...

Cool! I love it when authors write books for kids that expose them to new vocabulary, and have actual, interesting, storylines. It's easy to "cheat" when you write for the little ones.