Thursday, April 24, 2008


While my daughter was at gymnastics, I read the book Tornado, by Betsy Byars. It's the next book for her literature group.

This is a short book. I read it before her class even started---maybe 20 minutes? It starts out with a tornado coming and the family going into the storm shelter. The husband/father is not there; he's working in the fields, and Pete tells stories (to take their minds off their worry about the father) about a tornado from his childhood that brought him a doghouse with a dog inside.

Great kid-friendly book! I'm going to have the kids read it themselves, including my daughter. It is not too difficult. They have until Tuesday. I think we'll do a science recap about tornadoes (making one with a pop bottle) and learn some magic card tricks. (You'll have to read the book to find out what that has to do with the book.)


Mrs. Darling said...

My kids love magic tricks. I should teach them some.

Randi said...

Sounds like a good book! Thanks for the recommendation.