The summer holidays are here and packing is the hottest sport in town. Dozens of lists lay on my desk, reminding me of precious items I should not forget, the most random things, if you ask me.
Every year I put lots of effort into selecting the perfect summer reading list, which works with every mood. A few frivolous books if I just feel like an easy reading by the beach, a new publication by one of my favorite authors ( last year Jonathan Franzen, Chimamanda Nngozi Adichie as well as Paula Hawkins ‘came’ with me to the shore) and a classic, just in case.
This year, for the first time, my little one has followed my example and has put together a small list of her own. To be honest we already started at the beginning of the summer and I was amazed by how quickly she went through the many volumes of the Carlsen ‘s best selling collection.
DIE SCHULE DER MAGISCHEN TIERE, by Margit Auer
A wonderful story, divided into 8 volumes, which has kept my 8 year old entertained for the last months and has brought back the pleasure of reading. I was so delighted and proud to see her finish volume after volume and asking for more 🙂 This fantastic story of a group of children who, chapter after chapter, get assigned magic animals, has fascinated our whole family. The beautiful illustrations by Nikki Busch and Nina Dulleck make this reading experience even more enchanted.
Munichmom wanted to keep this post authentic and that is why we allowed our 8 year old to write her first book review:) So, without further ado, here is our first children’s book review by Lotti ( 8 ).
LOTTI’S BOOK REVIEW
The Winterstein school hires a new teacher, Miss Cornfield. Her brother, Mr. Morrison, owns a magic pet store. He collects magic animals all over the place and gives them to the children in his sister’s class. Ida is new to the class: she and her classmate Benni, both receive a magic animal. Benni receives a turtle, Henrietta. Ida receives a fox named Rabbat.
Mister Morrison owns a magic animal himself: it’s a funny animal named Pinkie. Guess who will receive bird spider Agent Y?
Jo is lucky, too. He receives a penguin and names him Juri. Then there are Schoki and a funny pig Peperoni, Anna-Lena and chameleon Caspar, Helene and the cat Karajan, Yannick and chimpanzee Tingo and lastly, Franka receives a rat called Cooper.
These books will really blow your kids away this summer! Make sure you pack as many volumes as you can get ( E-books are also available).
Wishing you a fantastic summer,