Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Farmer Boy (Thing 2)

We read Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The book (in my opinion) was horrible. It had no adventure. If you want to know about it you can read my sister's post. I would rate this book a.

My dad said I have to write more so here it is. They're always eating. There is not a single chapter that does not have food. Also CLICK HERE to see my sister's post. At my book club a jockey came and talked to us. That was cool.

Farmer Boy (Thing 1)

We read Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder. This book was about a boy named Almanzo and his family who live on a farm. Almanzo has one wish. He wants a colt of his own. His father doesn't think he's ready yet, though. So, Almanzo starts by helping around on the farm by helping with the cows, cleaning around the house, and other chores.

One of my favorite parts is when Almanzo's father gives him a half-dollar because of all the hard work Almanzo has done. Almanzo decides to use it on a piglet.

Even though Almanzo has a piglet (and he loves his piglet) he still wants a colt more than anything. If you want to know if Almanzo gets his wish, you will have to read the book.

I would give this book. There is a lot of description, but not a whole lot of action. If you are the kind of person who likes a book that's always moving and full of adventure, this book is not for you.

We didn't have a fun activity for this one, but this was Thing 2's book club book.