I will not be sharing Anne of Green Gables to my daughter for quite some time. Though I love the books, they will wait until she is ready for them. As I have been participating in the L.M. Montgomery Reading Challenge for the second time, I personally enjoy these books, and suspect that M (now age 4) will be curious about these books that I read. I sure hope so!
With that said, there are still ways to introduce a younger child to Lucy Maud Montgomery! When I bought Lucy Maud and the Cavendish Cat I skipped the details that Amazon had included (where it was very affordable). When Reading to Know wrote a review for Lucy Maud and the Cavendish Cat, I didn't read too carefully--because I wanted to read it for myself. (I do this you know. I skim reviews so that I can be surprised). Boy, was I surprised when my own copy came! Lucy Maud and the Cavendish Cat is a picture book!!!!
Lucy Maud and the Cavendish Cat tells the tale of Maud's cat, Daffy, and how he came to be and stayed with Maud. I liked how the author, Lynn Manuel, used Maud's own journals (she wrote faithfully as an outlet) for the details of the book. I thought the illustrations were well done, with an impressionist feel to them. The illustrations just seem very appropriate for a book about Lucy Maud Montgomery! I suspect all fans of LMM will enjoy this book, though it may not be a book that all children love. (Though it's about a cat and Maud, there are no children in it, so some children may not relate as well to this book as to others. My daughter didn't dislike it, but she didn't beg or more either.)
I enjoyed reading this book by myself, but I especially delighted in sharing it with my daughter.
This will be my last post for the 2011 reading challenge! This year I listened to Anne of Green Gables on CD and watched the movie. I also read Anne of Ingleside. Last year I read Anne of Windy Poplars and Anne's House of Dreams. (All linked to my reviews.)
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