The Little Band: 07/11/10
Harriet seems to be developing my approach to reading: picking things at random. When we're at the library she will typically stand in front of a shelf and pick three books. If she likes the covers she'll hand them to me. If she doesn't, she'll put back the ones she doesn't like the look of and try again.
One Harriet's most recent random choices was The Little Band by James Sage. The book is colorfully illustrated and follows a band of childlike musicians as they march through the countryside playing their music. No one offers and explanation for their parade, where they came from or where they are going. Instead the story is about their affect on the people they pass by.
Harriet especially liked the illustrations. We stopped on each page to discuss who was there (what people, which animals and so forth). She also liked the costumes the children were wearing. We read the book right after her graduation performance where she and her classmates had to sing and wear costumes.
Comment #1: Monday, July, 12, 2010 at 13:54:24
Don't you just love it when kids pick their own books? Sometimes I ask my kids why they chose a certain book and I am surprised by their comment.
Comment #2: Monday, July 12, 2010 at 19:01:35
My daughter sometimes picks by the cover art and other times it's something as odd as liking the size or shape of the book!