Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Book Review Revisit: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

I love reading to my kids each night. Now that we have four munchkins, my hubby reads to the boys and I read to the girls each night for about twenty minutes. My girls, age 8 and 6, always beg for more, and lately they say, "Just one more page, please!"

We've been reading chapter books and I went downstairs to my bookshelf to find another book to read. I saw one of my favorite books and was delighted because in 2008, when I first read this book, I didn't think my kids were old enough to grasp everything yet. Well, they are the perfect age now.

Through every chapter of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo, they gasped, they sighed, they expressed anger and heartbreak at Edward's journey and begged for just one more page each night.

I love this extraordinary book about a china rabbit who learns what it is to love and be loved as he travels through life. This book is for boys, and girls, and adults, and everyone. Read this book.
The text is vivid and the story is unique. There is also a selection of detailed color illustrations throughout the book that make it even more inviting to younger readers.
Here is a link to my original review. I hope it entices you to read this book, so you can love it too!

What have you read lately that you would read again?


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