There are many reasons why I love my son’s first grade teacher. However, one of best things about her is that her infectious love of reading reinforces the importance I place on reading at home. Reading is my favorite pastime and my going going gone, always busy little boy enjoys it too which makes me so proud.
Recently, I was provided a copy of C. Jeffrey Nunnally’s This House Needs a Mouse for review. We happily accepted the book, and as always, all opinions are our own.
When the book arrived in the mail, my son immediately tried to snatch it from me!
He was so excited I handed it over.
He sat down at the table and read the entire book cover to cover. He is seven years old and the plot, alliteration, onomatopoiea, vivid verbs, and repetition, as well as the illustrations masterfully kept his interest.
After he read it to himself, he took the book to the kids room to read it to Pea, who is five. The book is a little bit longer than most of the children’s books we have so I was surprised that he opted to read it to his sister himself. Pea is a beginning reader whose temper flares when she can’t figure out words and this book was still just a bit too advanced for her to read herself.
But both kids enjoyed the book so much that they took it somewhere and lost it! Pea likes to “hide” her treasures in “secret” places that she promptly forgets so I know it will turn up eventually.
When the kids wanted to read the book again and couldn’t find it they were so dejected that I bought the kindle version (you can get it too from here with my Amazon affiliate link). Yes, I paid for a book that I already received for free. It is that good. 🙂
C. Jeffrey Nunnally aims to create energetic stories that spark curiosity about life, demonstrate creative relationships between characters, and expose readers to the powerful and playful potential of language.
Based on the reaction of my children to the story, I would say that he suceeded. This is a great book that teaches about partnerships and seeing past the surface in a subtle and entertaining manner. It would make an excellent Christmas gift! Purchase your copy from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Big Tent Books.