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Monday, July 18, 2011

My New Favorite Book


I LOVE this book!!  I randomly picked it up on our last library run, and I'm so thankful I did.  I could read this book everyday and I think it would still make me laugh.  Louise: The Adventures of a Chicken is written by Kate DiCamillo who also wrote The Tale of Despereaux  (one of my all-time favorite books!) and Because of Winn-Dixie.  She has a way with words ... she draws you in and you fall in love with the characters.  Here's a little excerpt:  

"Louise longed for adventure.  She left the henhouse and went to sea, where the water was deep and dark.  Louise stood alone on the deck of the ship and let the wind ruffle her feathers.  Just as she was thinking that the sea was not quite the adventurous place she had imagined it would be, a pirate ship appeared on the horizon. Louise watched the black-sailed ship draw near.  Her heart beat fast within her feathered breast.  Here, at last, was true adventure!"

LOVE IT!!  You have to check it out and read it!  Your children will thank you.  Or you could just read it because you like it ...