Posts Tagged ‘literature’
This week we started reading Rudyard Kipling’s book – Just So Stories which is available to download FREE on Gutenberg complete with pictures 🙂 As we read a story each day I try and incorporate other books to go along with the animal/subject/topic that day. When we got to the story “How the Camel got his Hump” I came across this great book by Dick King-Smith called Hairy Hezekiah.
We LOVE Dick King-Smith stories in this house but had never read this one. It was wonderful. In fact we were so gripped by it that we read it straight through. That may not mean much to you but for Hannah to sit that still for that long is quite an accomplishment! You can read my full review on this book here. As an aside, we went to Longleat many years ago in 2002 when Michelle and Michael were younger. Maybe we met Hezekiah and didn’t even realize?! LOL!
Maybe you have never heard of Dick King-Smith? He is a British author and wrote Babe, the book about the pig that was made into the very famous movie several years ago. At the time of writing this post, Hairy Hezekiah is available for Kindle and also in hardback and paperback, as cheap as 1c so not expensive.
I recommend this book for 7 years and up as you have to be old enough to understand and appreciate some of the humor. Daniel and I were giggling through out! Caleb (4) was not interested at all.