Thursday 21 April 2011

hair and potions....

Firstly, hair... this is how Ebi-kun came home from yochien, with a mad quiff, looked kind of cute cool though, I have no idea how he got it like this, his hair is like mine and has a will of it's own.

We tried to think up a good way to use the left over food colour from dying the eggs, we tried a couple of painting methods but the dye wasn't strong enough so they pretty much failed so Ebi-kun ended up mixing up potions, (like we did here) there is something magical about mixing colours, it keeps kids quiet for ages!
Before dinner he decided to read me some of his book, a new book, Tonight on the Titanic, it is one of the magic tree house books, well he stormed through the first chapter and then the second, and the third. He ended up reading the whole thing, all 10 chapters, all 71 pages! Took him about 45 minutes, when he finished he said 'wow, that was exciting wasn't it?' 
I could do with a book that is a little bit more difficult than the magic tree house books and a bit easier than How to train your dragon, any ideas anyone?


  1. Wow, that's quite the accomplishment! He should be proud of himself. As for recommendations, hmmm, my little one is too young, but I heard the Junie B Jones books are pretty good for that age. My own taste in books growing up was too girly for a boy, I think. I loved Pollyanna, Anne of Green Gables, The Secret Garden, and those types of books. Not sure if your little man would go for them.

  2. I love his hair! :) Super cool!
    That is great that he read the whole thing! Isnt it great when kids love to read? Have you tried Beverly Clearly? She has a few that are very boy cented, like "Ralph S. Mouse". Just a thought! Happy Reading!

  3. Hi Jo,

    Kei liked the A-Z Mysteries and Third Grade Detectives once he'd graduated from the Magic Tree House books. He's also still a huge Horrid Henry fan. Ebi-kun might enjoy some or all of them.

    Oh, and he might also like the Jack Stalwart series about a 5th-grade spy. Very exciting!

  4. Our 5 year old daughter loves Cynthia Rylant books, Poppleton, George and Martha, Mr. Putter and Tabby...Amelia bedelia.....hope that helps!

  5. Thank you for all the suggestions, I will have to check them out.


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