We finished The Hundred Dresses this morning, and - although we enjoyed it - Andrew said, "This wasn't a "happily ever after book". But it was an important book to read as we become more aware of how our our actions, as well as lack of action, can affect other people.
We are turning to another classic, this time one that ties into our theme of CITIES.
The Cricket in Times Square, by George Selden, is a lovely book, and I'm really looking forward to hearing it with the children. I will be giving my vocal chords a bit of a break and have the book on CD. I will miss Garth Williams' illustrations, but sometimes it is a treat to listen to a professional read! This one is read by Tony Shalhoub.