As you probably know by now, we have started a family book club to further encourage the love of reading in our home. We recently finished the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. I really enjoyed reading this particular edition with the kids, as the illustrations were to die for! Seriously, SO good! We celebrated finishing the book by watching the movie together as a family and of course, by munching on some Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans.
Our next book selection was inspired by something I came across while cleaning up the numerous things left through out the house by my 3 littles. A poem that one of them had written was just casually laying on the floor in the loft, amongst the Legos. It makes me smile when I find things like this, because I love that they are exploring their creativity on their own time. Here is the poem …
Oscar is a wonderful cat,
He is big, hairy and fat.
He sits around all day,
Until night when he goes to play.
He’s the fuzziest kitty I know,
And his eyes sometimes glow.
He is Oscar.
Where the Sidewalk Ends and Falling Up by Shel Silverstein will be our selections! Both are such great books, filled with silly poems and wonderful illustrations. I remember reading them when I was young and cannot wait to share them with my children. Hopefully they find them as silly as I do and maybe my little poet will be inspired to write more!