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I was on another app and I came upon this book. Then it all came back to me. I remember reading this in elementary school, back in the early 90’s and loving it. So i decided to look on Amazon. I had to buy it. Probably part of the reason of my love for books.
This was my daughter's (age 7) first "chapter book," and she was so excited to finish reading it. It was really the prefect book to get her, since previosuly she really just was not a fan of reading, even though she could read fairly well.
I used this book to develop a lesson plan for all core subjects for a class I'm in at UNCG, school of education. I thought the book provided the excited feelings reading can create when it is intrinsically encouraged. Great book!
I felt that this book gave a negative light on parents. The mother was too busy to discuss Clara's intrigue about how bread rose, and then the father also dismissed her desire to learn and to read. He said that farm people dont have time to read. He also stated that dreaming was a bad thing for farmers. Clara also stated how she got tired of farm work. When Clara comes into contact with a librarian of a book wagon, the lady tells Clara to hop in the cart and they would essentially go tell her father he was wrong and Clara should borrow a book, and learn to read.
This is exactly opposite of the life we are trying to create on our farm and can lead to bitter feelings toward work and parents. Reading is a priority here and probably among most farmers, but I feel that the way this situation was handled in this young girls life was wrong. Although my 6 year old read this and we discussed the attitudes exampled here, I will not be saving it for the little ones.
I was looking for something a little more challenging, by the time I unloaded the groceries from the car, my daughter in 2nd grade had finished the book. I was hoping for a 64 pg book that read kind of like a American Girl book, where it is actually a beginner chapter book but this had about 1-3 sentences per page.