Fortune Cookies: 10/25/12
Once Harriet started reading, she started selecting her own books. It's been fascinating to see which books she picks. The third book she read on her own was Fortune Cookies by Albert Bitterman.
A girl receives a package with seven fortune cookies. She reads one each day and relates the fortune to what happens to her that day. Not everything goes as the girl hopes they will but it works out for the best.
Each page has the fortune cookie, with a pull out fortune. That's a nice bit of interaction for older children. I suspect the fortunes won't last long in library copies as eager and perhaps clumsy hands try to pull them out.
For about a week, Harriet kept the book in my car to read to and from school. While the book was in the car, I had no idea that the book had the pull out tabs, nor was I entirely sure how the book went.
See, Harriet's reading, was still a little wonky. There's a line that goes: "I lost my kite but I found a cat." Except she reads it: "I lost my kitty but I found a cat."