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Xav brings home this book on Friday. He is insistent that he gets to keep it and it's for his book report. Now my lovely little 8 year old isn't prone to outright lying, but I highly doubted that he was told to read a 194pg book. So we told him that it would stay home while he went to visit daddy, but we would read it when he got home on Sunday.

On Saturday I found myself killing time in the car, while Larry was wandering around a scrap yard. Bored, I found this book in the seat and thought I'd check it out. Three hours later I was done. It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me angry. I loved it. And I was determined to read it to the kids when they got home.

So far I've read them 2/3 of it. And that was on 2 nights. Once I started reading, the three of us were hooked. But what happened next Mom? You can't leave us hanging on this part!!!
I called Twin and told her about it and she insisted that I share it. So here goes nothing on my attempt at a book review....

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane --by Kate Dicamillo
Here is the story of Edward Tulane.
Edward is a china rabbit. He can't walk.  He can't talk. He can't close his eyes.
 My kids were dissapointed. But mom!! But can he do??
I said - he's someone's toy. This is a lesson on how he gets his heart.


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Edward starts out as a stuck up little bunny. Very vain. Cares about nothing but himself. (He had my boys very angry at him!)
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Some lessons were harder learned for him than others...
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An evil grandmother tells him a vicious story about a princess that gets turned into a warthog and eaten, because she doesn't care about love. (My boys loved that part!)
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He is loved by many... a little girl...a fisherman and his wife...a hobo...a sick little girl and her brother...and he eventually ends up in a toy shop. Every person that loves him opens his heart even more.
7/4/2011 11:56:21

Any book that can appeal to young boys is awesome IMHO!

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