Monday, January 10, 2011
Just read* about Dick King-Smith's death. I wish I had written to thank him. My boy and I read several of his books when my son was eight (see May post), and I consider him one of
the best writers for that age, whether or not your child has a diagnosis. If your kid likes animals, s/he will probably like
"I read this book from December 6-17, 2009. I liked it because of the first chapter. I liked the things about reading and weeding. Lollipop is in it as in the book Lady Lollipop."
That's my son's review. He thinks only the first chapter of
Clever Lollipop as good as Lady Lollipop, and I agree, but Lady Lollipop is exceptionally charming.
The short chapters and plentiful illustrations make this
a great choice for beginning or struggling readers. And
who could resist the story of how a humble pig becomes a valued member of the royal family?
Thank you Dick King-Smith. You will be long remembered.
*Kara Schaff Dean