Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Candid Review of AO Year 1 Books...So Far (Part 3)

This is a review by Pooh. I asked him what he thought about each book separately and these are his responses. If I had let him, he would have told you a story from each book, but I really just wanted you to get an idea of what he thinks about each book in general. These are written exactly as Pooh talks so you have an idea of that as well.

An Island Story: It's a great book because it has history of Britain. The part of Britain which is now called England.

Parables from Nature: Weeeeell, it talks about nature. A lot about animals. I hate it because it's boring.

James Herriot's Treasury for Children: I like that one because he takes care of animals like Moses, the kitten.

50 Famous Stories: That's a good book. They have sometimes about ships and artists and heroes and different leaders.

Just So Stories: I like the part of how the Alphabet was made because Taffy was funny. I like it because it has the whale who swallowed the man.

Burgess Bird: I like that one because it has cardinals and the downy woodpecker and Bully, the English sparrow.

Paddle to the Sea: I like that. It's about an Indian in a canoe and it had to get through some lakes to get to the sea. It even went through Canada and the United States.

Ben Franklin: I like it because he was a great American. He was trying to tell the government to have peace with America but they wouldn't listen. He even met King Louis.

George Washington: It's cool!

Pinocchio: It's great! He has cool adventures. He has to see his Papa.

Stuart Little: It's cool. I like the part where he does the sailboat race on the schooner called The Wasp.

Aesop: It's cool because it has some wolves in it. I love wolves.

Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare: I like the stories like The Midsummer Night's Dream.

Poetry: I like Robert Louis Stevenson. There are some ships on his poem books and castles.

There you have it. It looks as if the only book on Pooh's black list is Parables from Nature. Not a big surprise.


live4evermom said...

Love the review.


Julee said...

I haven't read this yet, but I'm so glad you wrote it. I am looking into year 1 for my 6 year old for next year. I use the Simply Charlotte Mason curriculum, but I keep sneaking over to AO to see what is there and what I like best.