Thursday, October 3, 2013


Elizabeth Orton Jones 
This was our bedtime reading chapter book all summer long.  I could tell Charlotte liked it when she asked if we could read more about "Stick" (!).

The writing at times feels very vintage but the story is cute.  A little girl named "Twig" shrinks down in size and befriends an elf.  She sets up house for them in an old can though elf proves to be a mischievous fellow.  They take turns watching Mrs. Sparrow's eggs and meet the Fairy Queen (who wears an adorable caterpillar as a "fur" around her neck).  These kinds of chapter books seem to be hard to come by today.  The stories are simple but well-written, the characters are sweet and innocent but still interesting.  It's nice to be able to read something wholesome to your kids at bedtime.

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