You’ve got to love the Fudge series! My kids were rolling on the floor laughing when Fudge was “spelling” words. And, believe me, after major surgery I was sitting there going, “Please, stop! It hurts to laugh!” Definitely on my kids “favorite” shelf!
This book was…..okay. I think it settles in the 14 and up category. It is a fast and easy read that is considered Historical Fiction. And maybe that’s what turned me off toward the end was Queen Elizabeth’s loving and forgiving attitude. I don’t think, based on all I’ve seen and read about her, that she would have responded the way she did. But, that’s a personal opinion and I did enjoy the other characters. I do want to read the second book just to see how it turns out.
Here is a series for adults. A CLEAN series for adults. And definitely in the fighting spot for #1. Star of the Morning by Lynn Kurland. Fantasy with a bit of romance and a lot of fun! Very witty repartee between characters and you WILL fall in love with the two main characters. But all of the characters will have you laughing out loud. And. Fair warning. You’ll want books 2 and 3 on hand because as soon as you finish book 1, you’ll want to start book 2 immediately. (The Mage’s Daughter and Princess of the Sword) You’re welcome. I’m having surgery tomorrow morning, so I’ll update again as soon as I can. In the mean time -Enjoy!
When reading a book to a group of kindergartners on their first trip to the school library. On the very first day they get to check out a book. This was my choice. The Giving Tree, By Shel Silverstein. A great book for all ages. I would even say ages 1-3 and 4-7 categories. Every child eats this book up. And they really enjoyed being able to check out their own books!
Friday I went to read to my 2nd grader’s class. I work in this classroom every week. But when 24 kids walked back in from lunch and saw my costume (black wig, black lipstick, black nail polish, striped socks, and black dress) every single one of them asked, “Who’s mom are you?” I felt extremely excited that I pulled it off. Miss Viola Swamp visited this 2nd grade classroom and only 2 students had every heard of these books! They loved them! They giggled and gasped in all the right places. These books definitely make my top 100 for kids! (Also adding Miss Nelson is Back and Miss Nelson has a Field Day). Happy Reading for ages 4-7.