This will be a short post. We've been reading and re-reading a lot of old favorites this month and with both of my kids in full-day school we're not going to the library quite so often, yet. We've spent the last few weeks establishing and getting into the new routines of a new school year.
Mr. Skinny by Roger Hargreaves. This is part of the Mr. Men and Little Miss series. My son discovered this series 2 years ago, in kinderagarten. We find them to be funny and enjoyable all the way around. Joseph borrowed this book from the school library (again) this week and while I was reading it, his sister crawled up into my lap too, so she could hear too!
"Mr. Skinny was extraordinarily thin." When he turns sideways he's almost too thin to see and because he lives in a place called Fatland his problem is worse. His problem is that he has no appetite. Each day he eats only one cornflake, one baked bean and the worl'd smalles sausage. So, he geos to the doctor, Doctor Plump. Doctor Plump is able to help Mr. Skinny with his problem in a very unique way and by the end of the book Mr. Skinny has what he's always wanted - a tummy!
I love the unique, natural way that this series of books teaches opposites. My kids enjoy the exaggerated characteristics and funny situations they create.
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