My lad and I are part way into this book and already we are hooked. It was sent to us by Raincoast books to review.
I strongly suspect that it will also intrigue a fair number of girls as well as one boy and one girl make up the main characters. They are at the zoo, wolves are dying, people are around when they are not supposed to be. I have to admit... we're intrigued. "Why would someone want to hurt a wolf mom?" "Wouldn't it be neat if they could find that treehouse mom?" So we are kinda wondering if the two things are linked... Time will tell eh?
Nature's Children. We love this old series. We learn so much about so many different animals it's amazing.
Could my son read them on his own and faster than reading them together? Sure. But they we couldn't be amazed together at how far a butterfly can travel in one day.
We wouldn't be able to howl like coyotes and wonder at why wolves hate them so.
Sometimes our reading gets distracted by "let's go see some armadillos' on youtube" (or whatever animal we are reading about). It's all good. :)
Well written book that draws you into what it would be like to live in Ancient Greece.
For instance... Napolean Bonaparte... was he a villain or hero? History books talk about him in different ways.
This variety means that reading different histories provides for a more well-rounded education and gets my little thinker, thinking all the more.
Reading it alongside the encyclopedia is giving us some interesting insights, which of course, leads to conversation between mother and son.
I am hoping at some point to find inexpensive copies for the mystery of history series, as I think it will give us yet another perspective.