Every time I go to Chapters I can't help but buy a few kids books, I have way more than adult stuff. I especially like picture books because of the amazing art that is now being used, way better than the stock images from the stuff I had when I was a kid. When I have kids I want to buy extra copies of books and frame the pictures for the walls. First I need to have the kids though
I used to buy books for "when I have kids," but now, it's getting a bit late for that and I still buy them! For some of my favorites (I love David Wiesner's books- Flotsam and Tuesday are my favorites), I buy a second copy for my classroom...but then I cringe when I see kids treat them badly
Wow! I'm doubly glad you extended the sendouts. I had another item to finish (well start and finish, truth be told) today and I expected it to take about an hour. But, I didn't use a pattern or tutorial, so it didn't go exactly like I had planned. But, I still like how it came out (and seriously contemplated keeping it), even though it took me a few more hours than I had planned. Which meant that the item with all of the bits (25 parts if I include them all ) had to be put on the back burner. I've got almost all of the parts finished and will assemble them in the morning. So, I should be able to send tomorrow!! Yay!
So, as stupid as I'm about to sound, I can personally say that the Rainbow Fairy series is pretty darn cool.
My neighbour (um, like 6 or 7) was ranting and raving about how awesome they are. So my curiosity got to me - I wanted to see what little kids were reading nowadays So I read one or two. Pretty boring for my age, but I can for sure see them liking them. I think it took me around a half hour each - maybe less Oo
And I want to read The Kite Runner too ^^
My oldest is 8 and she has a vast majority of the fairy books (Rainbow, Weather, Jewel, etc). She likes them and reads through them pretty darn quick. Thank goodness for Scholastic book orders! lol
Okay...I confess, I'm a HUGE fan of the "Time Warp Trio" series by Jon Scieszka. They are written for 4th grade, approximately. I own almost all of them...but then I brought them in to school and a couple disappeared. I wouldn't mind if kids were keeping the books because they loved them, but it's usually because they lose them...
And I really liked The Kite Runner, but I thought that the ending was a bit too "neat."
hotfudge, you put together an excellent package! It was so thoughtful of you to include things for the kids, too! Great book selection, too. I really like the look of the corner bookmark, and the pink one just makes me want to learn filet crochet (it's on the to-do list...which is lengthy ).
This is such a neat idea! I have a couple of old mousepads kicking around, and I could use a pin cushion. Plus, there is the added bonus of having the jar to store random bits in- if you only knew how many times I have misplaced my package of hand-sewing needles *sigh*