Today I am joining in with The Yarn Along peeps over at Ginny's place here.
It has been seriously windy here the last few days, like trees down, black outs, and blocked roads windy, so a good time to stay indoors and get a bit of hooky done. ( Not actually what has been happening, work and normal hectic life goes on regardless of the weather.)
I have been doing a bit more of the mixed stripy blanket, progress is slow and I feel that everyone will be thoroughly sick of seeing this blanket by the time it is finished!!
And I have started reading one of Max's latest reads Toby Alone by Timothee de Fombelle. This is a story I bought him a few years ago, but at the time he was a bit young for it and only got a few chapters in and then left it. Recently he picked it up again and got stuck right into it and had it read in less than a week, he is onto the sequel now, and really enjoyed the first one.
I was always intrigued as a child by stories about tiny people, and I still like the idea of whole worlds operating right under our feet but unseen by us. This is a story about the tiny people who inhabit a big tree, and the adventures of one in particular, Toby. I have only read a few chapters, but it seems like a pretty in depth story for a children's novel. Courage, betrayal, abandonment and strength of character are a few of the themes that are being explored here, so it is a great story for my 12yr old to enjoy and hopefully learn a thing or two about human nature.
It is an english translation of the original French novel, so I don't know if much gets lost in translation, the story seems to flow nicely anyway.
Are you reading anything interesting at the moment?
Do you still like to read children's books?