The past few weeks have found us trying to make changes in our eating habits. Additions of many more fruits and vegetables and mixed nuts for snacking has left us craving sweets a bit less. We also found a new family snack that each of us loves equally which is sweet potato chips by Simply Nature.
They are a perfect blend of low sodium, natural sweetness, and crispiness. They are a perfect match for our family just like Herman and Rosie are a perfect match for each other. Herman and Rosie are characters in a great book by Gus Gorden. They both love living in the big city, but sometimes they each find it a bit lonely. This story follows them on their daily routines and the journey they take before finding each other. This is a delightful read and I'm sure children between the ages of five and eight will adore it as much as I did.
I also enjoyed Three Bears In A Boat by David Soman. It's a beautiful story of admitting when you have done something wrong and forgiveness. It is the story of three cubs named Dash, Charlie, and Theo. When they decide to sneak some honey, they accidentally break Mama Bear's special blue shell. They decide to try and find a replacement and on the trip, they squabble about whose fault it was. An unexpected storm soon causes them to realize that each was partly responsible. So home they go to Mama who tenderly forgives them and gives them all hugs. Another great story for children between five and eight.
Well, that about wraps it up for this week. Join me next week for another exciting episode, same crazy time, same crazy channel. And feel free to drop by my personal website, Fun With Aileen, any day of the week for even more on reading, writing, my very own early grade chapter book, Fern Valley, the sequel, Return To Fern Valley, and the soon to be released Cooking In Fern Valley (fall 2015)! I'm also on twitter @AileenWStewart if you want an extremely brief glimpse into my days.