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Summertime in the Big Woods (Little House Picture Book) Paperback – February 2, 2000
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The warm days of summer have arrived, and that means Laura gets to spend fun-filled days outdoors!
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We read about and see Laura and Mary playing with friends (including tree climbing), visiting a neighbor and getting cookies, helping with the dishes, etc. So, there is a sense in which the reader is struck by similarities with the modern child. But, of course, we also are struck by the differences as they eat honey Pa has gathered and watch Ma make cheese, and of course, dress differently. These similarities and differences juxtaposed together are captivating.
The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous, and just the style I prefer. They are very rich and vibrant and imbue an idyllic charm to Laura's summer day in the Big Woods. However, I do have a bit of a complaint, in that I wish they had been just a bit more realistic. For one thing, Laura and Mary sport haircuts that are about halfway between chin and shoulder. Their hair would have been longer, as it would have been uncut. Also, they sport short-sleeved dresses, and I know adult women would wear long-sleeves even in summer, but there is a chance that didn't apply to children. Still, in the grand scheme of things, these are relatively minor complaints.
My three girls, ages 7, 5, and 3, enjoyed reading this book, and the older two have flipped through it quite a bit on their own. Of course, they've already heard many of the Little House books as I've read them aloud, but they still enjoy these short stories and the illustrations. I would definitely recommend this book to those with children in the 3-8 year-old range, especially girls. I will be looking into other titles in this series.
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Love reading the Laura stories with my young kiddos...much better than so many princess stories!Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very good adaptation for a developmentally delayed student. Love the iilustrations.Published 13 months ago by Lois M. Francis
A perfect introduction to the Little House series for my 5 year old.Published 13 months ago by Angela
Always like what is great for early reader and will interest younger children in increasing reading level to the Little House series.Published on May 27, 2014 by Crystal Roy