Saturday, February 5, 2011

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall

Sometimes I wander through the Children's Section of the library and pick up whatever catches my eye. We read such great books as little people (Where the Red Fern Grows, The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Little House on the Prairie to name a few), so why is it that we stop reading them once were older?

The Penderwick family consist of a dad, four sisters, and a dog named Hound. They rent a summer cottage on a big property for three weeks. There, they meet a boy, two rabbits, and a gardener.

The one word to describe this book is: FUN! It was a light-hearted, but soulful read because the kids are thinking about some serious things amidst all of their adventures.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i love reading children's books! i'll have to pick this up later. btw, have you read "the mysterious benedict society"? i found it while browsing in the children's section. it's pretty fun.