Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Boys of Summer

Listen: Don Henley Boys of Summer
Cook: Emeril Lagasse There's a Chef in My Soup

I was going to post this collection towards the end of summer, 
but after reading this thrilling post from Molly 
I was inspired to share right away.

It has probably become apparent that I love reading,
but reading aloud to my children is one of life's
greatest rewards. For an hour (almost) every
night we transport ourselves to somewhere irresistible.
This collection is one of my older son's favorites. He started
collecting insects in earnest after reading Children of Summer.
But you don't have to be a potential entomologist to 
find pleasure in the antics and adventures of this eclectic family.

Emeril's fish-sticks are a must make. The movie is
immensely entertaining but doesn't reach the shoulder
of the book (in can't cover the material). If you enjoy it I 
recommend reading the book aloud with your family.
And Don Henley? He is for me. All mine.

Sigh. The library. 
Adds meaning to our life without spending money.

xoxo Michele


Janet said...

We wouldn't survive the summer without the library. :) Love it too!

Molly said...

oh how i love your format!!! all the things we love - books, movies, recipes, and music. thank you for inviting me over to your space! our library does not have children of summer, but given my love for bugs and my secret wish to be (or befriend) an entomologist, i might just order it.

Michele said...

Thank you for visiting, Janet! And thank you for the encouragement, Molly - it means so much. xoxo michele

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

I just love the style and content of your blog, Michele! I don't think I've seen any other blogs quite like yours, so that is very impressive! I used to teach in the primary grades and I know first hand how important, rewarding and enjoyable reading and reading out loud is. I'll have to look into what collections are available for teen boys who never really got into Harry Potter (gasp). If you have any suggestion, I'd love to hear them!