Monday, May 24, 2010

A pick and a pan

Hurray! I read another book that would be an excellent 4th and 5th grade choice for Joliet Reads! That book is The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood (and is the first book in The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series). It will appeal to children who love the Lemony Snicket series... but is way better!

Now for the pan. I was very disappointed in The Birthday Ball by Lois Lowry. It was kind of cute, but became a bad choice for our committee when she had a character "moon" another character in one of the later chapters of the book. In addition, the princess's suitors were beyond cringeworthy - their descriptions were disgusting enough to put me off food for a while.

It is a Bad Thing to interfere with my appetite or enjoyment of food. A. Very. Bad. Thing.

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