Minnie Saves the Day

I've read alot of books about dolls (this is the second one I read) and is equally my favorite as the Doll People, which I'll post next time. It is written in the 1930's about a little girl who receives a doll from her Grandma who sewed it herself. When the family and girl aren't around Minnie and her friends have adventures in the house. This book is about how Minnie saves the cake. It has lots of illustrations and is very interesting. In the back of the book is a section on doll/black people history and a pound cake recipe just like in the story. This book is very enjoyable and can be read more than a million times before it gets boring.


A way to Document Art in Lang.

I Can't show the picture of the book right now...scanner's having a tantrum or something. But I wanted to leave a link to Star Fall on the sidbar. It's a fun way to review the short stories in the book. Each story enphasizes the letter phonic being taught. I like the 3rd book of the series of three, at the end they are an example of various artist. Dorothy Strait, Ernie Barnes, Paul Gauguin, and our favorites Georges Seurat(first to experiment with pixels) and Vincent Van Gogh. Each story gives a short Biography of each artist. It sparked lots of conversation, research and learning. The three books were offered free as a set. So at the time I got about 3 sets. I still have one or two for my other little ones interested in reading. They've done quite a bit with the webpages now. Even the stories are interactive. It was a fun review, for a few min. I think it's a good supplement if you want to have some paper work for phonics, spelling, and reading.