Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday Five

Just in time for your summer road trip ... or trips to the pool ...

Five Audiobooks We've Enjoyed This Summer in the Car:

1. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

2. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

3. Tuck Everlasting (Ohmygoodness, how did I miss this book as a preteen? The narrator on
this particular CD does an achingly beautiful job with the different voices ...)

4. Little Town on the Prairie

5. A Treasury of Wisdom from Greathall Productions (I particularly loved hearing about the life of Beatrix Potter.)

I have to put in the plug again for audiobooks, because not only is there no squabbling from the back seat while we drive hither and yon, but also* my middle child will steal off to her room and listen for hours to these things. The learning-to-read process is taking a while, which merits a whole post on its own, but judging from the vocabulary she's acquired from her listening, I have a feeling that the reading thing is just going to explode one of these days.

The only tricky part is when one child gets dropped off somewhere and the others want to keep listening. With CD's, you really can't get back to an exact spot very easily, the way you can with MP3's ... hmmm ....

(*My high school freshman English teacher drilled into our little noggins that EVERY TIME you use the phrase "not only" it must, certain as the sun rising, be followed by the phrase "but also." He was also famous for his demonstration of the sentence "When the chalk hits the board, it breaks," and why that inappropriate pronoun reference simply will not work. These are life-changing epiphanies, people.)

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Emma and I just started reading Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. Had it on CD for our recent trip, but didn't get around to it, so we are doing it the old-fashioned way.