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My son has recently taken off with reading everything he can. In the last 4 days alone, he has read James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and now Fantastic Mr. Fox. I have no idea what grade level these books are, but I'd love to hear about other books that he might enjoy. Keep in mind, he is only five. So, there are a lot of books he just doesn't "get". He is also very sensitive! He enjoys books about animals and adventure, but I'm not limiting any suggestions. He literally reads about 2-3 hours a day, so the more suggestions, the better! :)

 

Some books I've already thought of that I read to him as read alouds in the last two years are:

 

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Thornton Burgess' books

James Herriott's books

 

Thank you!

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I find my boys were and are very sensitive so...

 

The Story of Doctor Dolittle

 

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

 

Runaway Ralph by Beverly Cleary

 

Various books by Dick King-Smith

 

My Father's Dragon Series by Ruth Stiles Gannett

 

Freddy goes to Florida and Freddy the Detective by Walter Brooks

(But NOT Freddy goes to the North Pole)

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Freddy goes to Florida and Freddy the Detective by Walter Brooks

(But NOT Freddy goes to the North Pole)

 

What happens when Freddy goes to the North Pole? :bigear:

 

Maroo of the Winter Caves has suspense, but everyone is saved in the end.

Ditto with Ribsy.

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What happens when Freddy goes to the North Pole? :bigear:

 

Maroo of the Winter Caves has suspense, but everyone is saved in the end.

Ditto with Ribsy.

 

If I remember correctly in "Freddy goes to the North Pole" 2 children are meet who were living in a bad home life and were rescued by Freddy. As kids they were beaten so much they missed it when travelling with Freddy and would beat each other so they could feel happy and loved.

 

It is a small part of the book, but very odd, and IMHO out of place.

 

At least that is how I remember it.

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As kids they were beaten so much they missed it when travelling with Freddy and would beat each other so they could feel happy and loved.

 

It is a small part of the book, but very odd, and IMHO out of place.

 

 

It does sound odd, but it reminds me of the tippler in The Little Prince, who drinks to forget he is an alcoholic. A wee glance into the absurdities of human behavior.

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It does sound odd, but it reminds me of the tippler in The Little Prince, who drinks to forget he is an alcoholic. A wee glance into the absurdities of human behavior.

 

I have read, "The Little Prince" and was fine with the tippler.

 

"Freddy Goes to the North Pole" just seems more out there with the beating of the children. I wish I could quote some passages.

 

I must admit even without that part it isn't as good as the first or third book. IMHO of course.

 

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2012/04/capitalism-meet-santa-claus-freddy-goes-to-the-north-pole

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Resending post, I did not see it come through.

 

Ginger Pye

Pinky Pye

Detectives in Togas

Mystery of the Roman Ransom

Cricket in Times square

Wheel on the School

Indian in the Cupboard

 

books by beverly cleary

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Resending post, I did not see it come through.

 

Ginger Pye

Pinky Pye

Detectives in Togas

Mystery of the Roman Ransom

Cricket in Times square

Wheel on the School

Indian in the Cupboard

 

books by beverly cleary

 

We read, "The Indian in the Cupboard" and I remember finding out it has sequels. Those sequels - if I remember correctly are for a more mature audience then the original book.

 

At the time I was thinking I wish I had saved the first one till my kids were reading for the sequels.

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