Sunday, February 2, 2014

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

I'm not sure how many times I've read this book, but this past reading was definitely my favourite.  The kids and I have been reading a chapter (or two) at night before bed.  Reading one of my favourite stories from childhood with my kids was so much fun  They were so excited each night to see what was going to happen next and every night they asked me to just read a little more.  In fact, the best motivator I've ever had to get Wesley to brush his teeth was to say, "Come on, let's go so we can see what's happening in Narnia."  The teeth got brushed every time.

We loved reading this book together.  They loved the characters, the creatures from another world that they've never heard of and couldn't quite picture.  They loved the idea of being able to sneak into another world, and have asked me to buy a wardrobe in case it's one that will get us into Narnia.

I don't think I really need to say a lot about this book, it's such a classic.  If you haven't read it, you should, no matter what your age.  And if you can read it with your kids, even better.

I decided to read the series a little out of order with them.  Chronologically this is the second in the series, but I thought they'd enjoy this one more than, "The Magicians's Nephew" which is #1 in the series.  We're going to start that one tomorrow.

Now I just have to keep Darcy from reading ahead.  No easy task.

1 comment:

  1. Delightful! John read this series to our kids- how many years ago? A great classic!