Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Prairie Day - My First Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder (adapted)

Recommendation:  Highly Recommended

When my husband and I found out our daughter Anni was on the way one of the many things I began to look forward to about having a daughter were all the books I could share with her, books that I had read and cherished as a young girl. Near the very top of that list were the Little House on the Prairie Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. However, I knew I would have to wait some time before she would fully appreciate these books. I was so excited then, when my sister-in-law introduced us to the "My First Little House Books."  Needless to say we have thoroughly enjoyed every one that we can get our hands on!

In Prairie Day, we read the story of the Ingalls family move from Wisconsin to the prairies of Kansas. The stories and illustrations are perfect for young children (4-6 year olds) and a great introduction to the life and writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Positives: This is an excellent adaptation of the original series. The author's descriptive language and storyline are well-preserved.  The illustrations are perfect, soft and subtle, colorful and complementary to the storyline.

Negatives: None

Talking Points: Talk with your kids about God's beautiful creation (Ps. 8), or how God has always been God, throughout all of history (Ps. 90:2).

1 comment:

  1. Ooh...this is wonderful! I had no clue they made the Little House series for younger children. Like you, I absolutely loved reading Laura Ingalls Wilder. Can't wait to share these with Mackie in a few years!