The first graders at Evergreen launched a co-ed book club. Boys and girls gathered with a parent to talk about Kate DiCamillo’s Because of Winn Dixie.
The scale is 1 to 5. Everyone loved this book. Simone gave it a 5.
Next we read two books from Jim Benton’s “Franny K Stein” series, Lunch Walks Among Us and A 50 foot Cupid. Hilarious! Both Naomi and Simone loved these as did the rest of the group. (Another 5!)
Our third book was Elizabeth Enbright’s The Saturdays. Terrific book. (Yes. A 5!)
George Selden’s The Cricket in Times Square was our fourth book. Simone called it “enjoyable”. (4) Naomi’s loved it and if she was doing the rating it would have hit 5, as it turns out she has a few Chester’s in her Pre-School class terrarium and they chirp “music” all day long.
Our fifth book is Roald Dahl’s Danny the Champion of the World. Simone felt this was a 3.5. Naomi and I liked this one. William, the father character in the book who is renown for his “poaching” shenanigans, reminded me of my father, Lynn Franklin so for me this was a 5.