Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Edgar for kids?!

The season of ghouls and goblins is upon us.  What better way to Usher in this wonderful time of year than with a fabulous new book.  Edgar and The Tree House of Usher by Jennifer Adams is another fun take on the famous Edgar Allen Poe raven and Poe's Fall of the House of Usher.
"It was a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year ... " when the mischievous raven Edgar heads to his friend Roderick's house to work on their tree house. Edgar dashes his sister Lenore's hopes with the ever-popular phrase "sisters are not allowed," until a storm starts to brew and the two boys realize that sometimes the best things happen when you decide to stick together. The third picture book in the popular Edgar series is sure to warm the hearts of kids and parents alike.

The story is delightful and parents get a kick out of introducing this "dark bird" to their children.  This book is one in a current series of three.  We enjoyed the story and its message.  I loved that my daughter and I could talk about where this funny raven originated from.  Perfect for Halloween and spending time with your little one doing the most important thing of all...reading.  Nevermore!

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