Thursday, April 16, 2009

Kenny & The Dragon

As normal we're reading a book around here, in fact I think some of us may be reading 4 or 5 books, but we won't get into that.. In anycase, this book caught my eye at the library the other day, and we brought it home. I know, I know, never judge a book by it's cover! However, I was truly taken by the charming illustrations and when I realized that I was getting odd looks from other people's kids in the library because I was camped out against an entire wall of junior fiction books I decided to check it out and bring it home. It's a quick read, with lots and lots of illustrations inside.

We've been reading Kenny & The Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi after breakfast, while the kids put away dishes, after lunch, sometimes after dinner.. When we see it laying around and the fancy strikes we read. It's not a long book, and the chapters are short too which means both boys are willing to sit and listen.

Right now we're at a point in the book where a young bunny (who plays chess, the kids love this because they adore playing chess too), has become friends with a dragon (who enjoys reading books and acting out plays. The kids also love this because well they enjoy doing these things too!) Only, the little bunny soon realizes the town wants to exterminate his friend. After reading those words Jayden banned me from reading the book for two days.

I'm not sure if it was just the pure pleasure of saying, "No." and being taken seriously, or if he was really worried about the dragon. My guess is on the later, but who knows. My ban is lifted tomorrow and I'm sure between worrying about making 15 pizzas (minis, so you can close your mouths now!) and churning ice cream, we'll read a chapter or two.

Between, chess, dragons, knights, castles, old fashioned bicycles & old book shops we have to find out what's going to happen next!

1 comment:

Amber said...

We read this book a couple of months ago, it is really cute!