• Thursday, December 25th, 2008
I read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling. I read this book because I thought it would be interesting.
I liked that Harry was brave. He tried to save the Sorcerer’s Stone from Voldemort. Voldemort is evil. I also liked it because, at the end, Harry helps Gryffindor get more points than Slytherin to win the House Cup. I like Hermione because she is smart, pretty and nice.
The book was different from the movie because the movie scared me more than the book.
I think someone else would like this book because it was cool and fun to read.
I read this at home.
• Sunday, November 30th, 2008
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
There’s this tree that loves a boy. They play hide-and-go-seek together. They play king-of-the-forest. The way they make a crown is they gather up some leaves and make them into one.
The boy kept getting older and older and he wanted stuff the tree didn’t have. First, he wanted some money, but the tree didn’t have any money so he had to get some apples and sell them in the city.
Then he wanted a house so he had to take the branches off and build them into a house.
Next he wanted a boat to sail away. But the tree didn’t have a boat so he had to cut the trunk off the tree and make a boat.
Then all he wanted was a quiet place to rest so he sat on the stump of the tree.
First I read it to my Daddy, but if I got stuck he helped me. Then Daddy read the rest to me.
I liked that it got happy and sad. I liked spending time with Daddy while we did it.