Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Benjamin's latest read
Posted by Alysa Stewart
The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart
Amazon has been recommending the book to me, and I did so love The Mysterious Benedict Society books by the same author. So when I saw this one at the library I grabbed it. I started it, but Benjamin snagged it and finished it first.
Last night I asked him, "How many stars would you give this book, out of five stars?"
"Hmm. Minimum: 4.5. Maximum: 6," he said.
So there you go. A strong recommendation from the young reader, and I'm enjoying so far. Here's a new book to get on your radar.
Edited to add: I should also tell you that when I went to tuck Benjamin in for the night, he brought up The Secret Keepers.
"Do you know how, in the book, they draw their dream houses at night?"
"No," I said, "I'm not as far as you are."
"This won't spoil anything," he reassured me. I gave him the eyebrow. "At night they sometimes draw a picture of their dream house, like, what they would have if money was unlimited. Do you think we could do that?"
We had a a good time drawing ourselves an indoor pool and a basement game room and a slide from the top floor down to the bottom. And I was pleased that the book got Benjamin drawing -- he isn't big on drawing and writing.