Monday, March 26, 2012

Invisible boy, scared owl, and magic roundabout

"The Invisible Boy" by Sally Gardner is a cute and amusing children's story. It's about a boy named Sam, who's left in the care of a neighbour when his parents take a once in a lifetime trip to the moon, because he's too young to go too. He hates it there, and then the shuttle his parents are on vanishes. Things couldn't be worse for poor Sam. Then an alien lands in the pumpkin patch. Can the alien help Sam?

"The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark" is a sweet little story by Jill Tomlinson. It's a story about a little owl who is afraid of the dark. So his parents tell him to find out more about the dark, hoping he wont be so frightened of it if he knows more about it. So he sets out to learn all sorts of things about the dark and why some people like it. But can he learn not to be afraid of it?

Some of you may be familiar with "The Magic Roundabout" which used to be on TV? Well, I recently read the book, which was written by Eric Thompson. It tells the story of Florence, Dougal, and all their friends, and the many adventures they have.The stories in it are cute, and often amusing, but worth a read; especially if you have small children or grandchildren you can read the stories too.


AliceKay said...

Sounds like you've been reading a variety of stories. The ones I've read lately involve trains and race cars. ;)

Intense Guy said...

Not familar with either story - they both sound like a good read though! The Magic Roundabout reminds me of a story called "The Phantom Tollbooth".

Toriz said...

I wonder why that is, LOL! ;)

Heard of that one, but don't remember reading it...

Magaly Guerrero said...

I think "The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark" can teach us a lot of things. The fact that many of us fear the unknown, is a universal truth. And most of the time that fear goes away when we take the time to learn about our environment and the people around us.

Toriz said...

Well said, and I couldn't agree more!