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    February 15, 2019 by Brandy Vencel

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    We began a new read aloud title this week: Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes. So far, the kids love it and I’m still on the fence. On the one hand: fantastic eyes are way cool. On the other hand, the little knight/horse/kitten creature makes it hard for me to suspend my disbelief.

    But we’ll see. I may love it by the end. I definitely enjoy Auxier’s writing style, and that’s important since a lot of styles I “don’t like” are really just not suitable styles for reading aloud (which, as you know, we do a lot of).

    What are YOU reading aloud these days?

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    I have only finished one book so far this year, and that fact’s got me down. I hate it when I am reading all looonnnng books because for a long time I feel I have nothing to show for it on my Mother Culture Habit Tracker.

    Boo hoo.

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    But good news! When the spring Mother Culture Habit Tracker comes out, it’ll also have a companion version for your older children who are trying to form reading habits of their own. I got a sneak preview from Maritza this week and they’re all going to be beauuuuuuutiful! ♥

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    This month in 2016:

    One of my children was born verbose…

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    Scholé Sisters is BACK for Season 8!

    Karen Glass joined Mystie and I for a great conversation.

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    5 Comments

  • Reply Larae February 17, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    Here are some thoughts about Peter Nimble from a friend of mine if you’re interested. My daughter and I listened to it on audible (great narrator) and I also had mixed feelings about it, but liked it for the most part. I did like it better than the sequel.
    http://www.housefullofbookworms.com/peter-nimble-fantastic-eyes-jonathan-auxier/

    • Reply Brandy Vencel February 19, 2019 at 3:53 pm

      Ooh! Thank you for sharing this, Larae. I was struggling a bit with the fact that Peter was a thief, too, so I appreciated her thoughts. ♥

  • Reply Betsy February 16, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Sir Tode is my kids’ favorite character!

    • Reply Brandy Vencel February 19, 2019 at 3:54 pm

      I haven’t said anything about this because my kids like him, too. 😉

      I’ve decided that one thing that bothers me is that he doesn’t feel like he’s consistently the same size — sometimes he’s big enough to teach sword fighting, and other times he’s put into a bag and carried with no effort. It bothers me. 😉

  • Reply Heather February 15, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    I’m really excited about a tracker for big kids to use!!!

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