Reading Laura

Monday, February 6th, 2017 at 7:41 am

This is February, which means it’s time to read Laura Ingalls Wilder along with Barbara H’s Laura Ingalls Wilder Reading Challenge.

But this February is no ordinary February.

Tomorrow, February 7th, Laura Ingalls Wilder will turn 150 years old!

And this month, I am introducing my daughter to Laura Ingalls Wilder for the very first time.

Tirzah Mae is two, which means she’s not quite ready to sit down for a full chapter of Laura with only minimal illustrations… but she’s at just the right stage for the “My First Little House books”, abridged from Little House in the Big Woods, Little House on the Prairie, and Farmer Boy and illustrated in the style of Garth Williams.

I intended to read one a day, but we read the first one and Tirzah Mae was hooked. She kept bringing me another and then another and another. Maybe it’s time to try the chapter books after all!

At any rate, the Little House books are the first books I remember binge reading and re-reading – and I’m delighted to be introducing my daughter to my own childhood friends!

Thanks, Barbara, for hosting this challenge – I intend to finish the rest of the “My First Little House Books” that my library offers and to write up my (and Tirzah Mae’s) thoughts at the end of the month.

Reader Comments (2):

  1. Davene Grace says:

    JOY is introducing a long-beloved book or author to one’s children…and having the children respond with as much enthusiasm as the parent. I’m so glad you’re getting this experience now! :)

  2. Barbara H. says:

    What a joy! I’m so happy to hear of a new LIW fan! I meant to look and see if our library had them when I returned a book today, but I forgot and dropped it off in the outside return.

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