Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Using Your Head

A Bargain for Frances by Russell Hoban (Ages 4-8) 1970

I loved this story, although, I have to admit I was a bit hesitant as I was reading it to my children for the first time.  I couldn't believe the conniving tactics that Frances' friend was using to swindle her out of her money that she was saving up for a tea set.

I was relieved as Frances thought of her own plan to set the record straight while saving the friendship.

My three are a bit young to understand the concept of the story, but they enjoyed the thought of a tea set.  :)

Question for you though.  Do you pre-read/screen stories before reading them to your children?  I'm giving it thought now since this story and am curious what other parents do.

Happy Reading!


Wendy 5/2/09, 8:56 PM  

I don't really pre-read them completely, but do skim them. I was looking for some adoption story books for my oldest and was horrified at some of the ones I found at the bookstore. Other than that, I've been pretty lucky. I haven't read the Frances book though.

I'm in a unique position, though, because my oldest prefers non-fiction (science type books) and my littlest one only likes to look at pictures of horses. I might have weird kids, I'm not sure. :)

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