Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Kneebone Boy by Ellen Potter

My son wanted to write this book review so this is in his own words:
There are three odd preteen kids who don't have any friends because there Mom disappeared with no trace. There are rumors spreading around that someone killed there Mom. Their Dad is a painter who paints royalty no longer royal. Their Dad sends them to live with their Aunt and this is when many dark adventures begin. The story has many twists and turns which ends up revealing the truth about their Mom.
If you like dark, scary stories without a happy ending this story is for you.

He gives this story one thumb up and one thumb down.

The Tomten by Astrid Lindgren (picture book)

I love this story. I also love European stories. There is something deep and natural about their stories.  This is an enchanting little story about a friendly troll called the Tomten.  He moves silently through the night visiting his animal friends, reminding them that spring will soon come.  Only the children and animals can speak his language, which my young son finds magical.

A beautiful bedtime story to share.