I can’t believe that we’ve been reading challenge books for 5 weeks!?! Want to know about my Challenge? Check out the 100 Children’s Books tab above. Want to hear my mid-challenge thoughts? Check out my Challenge Check In post!
This week has not quite gone as planned in terms of my challenge reading. It was Parent/Teacher Conference Week at work (more time working = less time to read), the wind has been crazy (leading to headaches), and I started a “Second 8 Week” class for school. No, it’s not an excuse, but it’s an explanation!
I did read for 4 hours though, so that’s great! I also read a New to Me book, a picture book and am working on a reread novel right now. I guess you’ll have to wait to see what it is.
Anyway, on to the reading….
The first book I read this week was The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. My husband got a copy of it at a library book sale a couple of years ago, so I thought I’d give it a shot. This is the story of a Little Prince from another planet. He is exploring the universe and his tale is told in the voice of a human he encountered in the desert.
To be honest, I did not like this book at all. I don’t know really what happened or what the main plot of the story was. It was just strange. Not one of my favorites.
Also new to me this week was The Day the Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. I did also read the sequel, The Day the Crayons Came Home by the same author/illustrator team.
Duncan’s crayons have quit. They have complaints they share with Duncan. Yellow and Orange both think they are the color of the sun. Blue is all stubby because Duncan uses it too much. Peach can’t believe Duncan peeled off his label and now he is naked!
In the sequel, some of Duncan’s other crayons want to come home. Neon Red was left at a hotel during vacation. Pea Green has decided to be called Esteban! Yellow and Orange got melted in the sun and now are fused together.
I really enjoyed these books! I LOVED them! They have imaginative stories told through letters the crayons write to Duncan. I love, love, love the mix-media illustrations – a combination of photos, crayon drawings, and text “written” by the crayons. These are extremely awesome books that I recommend to everyone.
What did I read this week that you liked? What else should I read from my list? What did you read?
Let’s talk below!