I love books. I love reading books to kids. I love love love reading books to my girls. And we have an awesome home library, full of classics and soon-to-be classics, award-winners and shoulda-been award-winners. So I don't think there's anything wrong with owning a few candy-coated junky books. A little marshmallow fluff. When we hit the Scholastic book fairs this year, I bought Big Sis some National Geographic Kids non-fiction, a Judy Moody book, a little biography on Gabby Douglas, the latest Fancy Nancy chapter book. And um, this:
|My Little Pony: Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell|
by G.M. Berrow. Little, Brown & Company, 2013.
Why yes, that would be a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic chapter book. And just to break up our bedtime routine a bit, I promised to read it to both girls at bedtime, since Little Sis is such a little pony freak these days.
Don't judge me, but...
I liked it.
I'm not recommending it to you. I am not suggesting that you go out and buy it yourself. But I have to admit, we had fun with it this week. I don't really watch the series myself, but I've listened in as it's on, so I attempted to do the voices and everything. (While my voice is naturally a bit high, I will say my throat hurt from speaking in such a high register!) Compared to some of the other silly chapter book series I've looked at, though, this wasn't that bad. I even asked to watch the show with the girls last night.
Don't judge me, but I had no idea my girls have seen the first 2 episodes of the show so much. They said every single line along with the ponies, the way I can say every line along with Heathers or Poltergeist or something. (Don't worry, they haven't seen Heathers or Poltergeist.) It really isn't a bad show. The animation is pretty awesome and there were some very funny bits. It's much better than the show I grew up with. It makes me want a Build-A-Bear Pinkie Pie of my very own. (Have you seen the Build-A-Bear Ponies? We checked them out on a mall trip a couple of weeks ago. It happened to be across the "street" from The Children's Place. They're squishy cuddly!)
And there are activities at the back of the book.
I'm bracing myself for June, when I will probably head to the book store for this:
So yeah, all these mommy and book bloggers around the 'net are preparing for Screen Free Week, but here I am confessing to liking a mass-media tie-in chapter book based on a TV show.
But we have an awesome stack of stuff checked out from the library right now!
And we're back to reading the Clementine books at bedtime. Big Sis is devouring every Magic Tree House book, as well as the second Nancy Clancy. I'm still reading An Object of Beauty by Steve Martin. (It's okay. Not my favorite book of his, not by a long shot. By the way, go listen to this. It's on Spotify, too.) And to go along with yesterday's post, I have this little grown-up gem by Sophie Blackall checked out, too:
|Missed Connections: Love, Lost & Found by Sophie Blackall.|
Workman Publishing, 2011.
So don't judge me. I just like books. Books, books, and more books.
Merry Weekend, one and all! Happy Reading!