L and I have both been enjoying reading chapter books at bedtime together. We started off with Heidi which L loved and have now moved on to Charlotte's Web by E.B. White. I remember loving this book(and movie I think)when I was a girl and couldn't wait to start reading it with L.
L and I are vegetarians and I've always said that once L really knows what meat is, where it comes from and how the animals are kept she can make her own decision. I think this book is a good introduction to how animals are used for meat(although I admit a bit unfair to have them be cute little characters that talk!).
To go along with the book we made shadow puppets to use in the shadow puppet theatre we made for the Carnival of the Animals. We have Fern, Wilbur, Charlotte, Templeton and the goose who isn't shown in the pictures.
I'm over the moon that our new house is so bright that L can just use the natural light from our bay window for the shadows.
Here I think L is acting out the part where Templeton's rotten egg breaks and stinks out the whole barn! It was hard to get a still shot as the characters were moving all around trying to run away from the stink!
Do you have any favorite chapter books you love to read to your children?