Thursday, 1 July 2010

We've still got our noses buried in books

Tamāhine 1 thoroughly enjoyed reading The Giants and the Joneses.

For her next reading book, she picked this book yesterday:-

She's up to chapter 6 (of 10) after only two days. [ As I sit down to compose this post, tamāhine 1 has actually picked the book up again and started reading.]

I got this book because I liked the opening line ...
"I have noticed that teachers get exciting confused with boring a lot. But when my teacher said, "Class, we have an exciting project to talk about," I listened anyway.
There's a wonderful humourous style to this book and I can't wait to find out what unique talent of Clementine's saves the "Talent-Palooza, Night of the Stars" talent show !!

As for tama 2, his challenge this week is to read:-


"Sarah and Jessica arrive in New Zealand for a holiday. They find a mobile phone in the the taxi from the airport. It is Michael's mobile, but can they find him? He has messages from home - are they important? Go with the girls on a New Zealand adventure."
We've only read three pages so far, but the only words he's had trouble on are the characters names (ie Sarah, Jessica and Michael). Other than that, we're off to a flying start. We've gone from Auckland, in search of Michael, to Ninety Mile Beach. We've seen him, but he was in a bus zooming along the beach, so I wonder how and where the girls will find him next? ...

Again, we're enjoying the splendid humour of Roald Dahl with Tama 1's latest reading:
Tama 1 and I were in fits of laughter as he read on our bed last night. We just couldn't contain ourselves! Our experience(s) with the Roald Dahl books read to date, definitely highlight that Roald Dahl accomplished the ability to write stories that:-
"cause [my] reader to: (1) Laugh (actual belly loud belly laughs; (2) Squirm; (3) Become enthralled and (4) Become TENSE and EXCITED and say "Read on! Please read on! Don't stop"
In response to each point: (1) check; (2) check; (3) check and (4) DEFINITELY CHECK CHECK CHECK!!!!

Tama 1 is already up to The Second Miracle. He only started the book on Tuesday, so I'm quite sure he'll finish it tomorrow ... or tonight ... depends how much we laugh, lol.

Thanks for dropping by
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