This month we polished off our longest chapter book read aloud to date, the endearing Appleblossom the Possum. At 278 pages, it took us the majority of the month but we never grew weary. Each night we snugged up and Preschool Bookworm said, “Let’s see what Appleblossom is up to today!” Appleblossom is adorable, a story about siblings and family, bravery, and I thoroughly enjoyed the Shakespearean allusions (the author had so much fun with the idea of “playing possum”= acting, learning to fill the role you were born to play.) This also sparked an interest in nocturnal animals, so we’ve been checking out lost of nonfiction in that realm.
Quality over quantity in the audiobook category. These two were adored by all of us. In fact, PB listened to The Box-Car Children every day for at least a week after we completed it as a family (like, listened to it in its entirety EVERY. DAY. All 117 minutes.) The 101 Dalmatians surprised the grown ups by how different it was from the Disney version, and how many layers of depth we found to discuss.
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