Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Book Review - Voyage of the Dawn Treader (I Can Read editions)

By: C.S. Lewis/Jennifer Frantz
Published by Harper Collins Childrens
Release Date: October 26, 2010
Ages 4 to 8
Source: Bought
5 Stars - I highly recommend this book!

Synopsis (from Harper Collins):
When Edmund, Lucy and Eustace are pulled into Narnia through a painting, they find themselves aboard the Dawn Treader, the ship of their friend King Caspian. Together, they must find and rescue the seven lords who were exiled by the tyrant Miraz, King Caspian’s uncle.

I loved The Chronicles of Narnia as a child and I first started reading them around Third Grade an since then, I've read them over and over again. It's truly one of my favorite parts of being a mom -- the sharing of cherished stories with my children.

With the opening of "The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader" in theaters this past week, my youngest has been curious about the books and the Dawn Treader story in particular. I loved that Harper Collins issues their I Can Read! versions just in time for the movie's release.

My five-year-old and I sat down to enjoy these installments from the story and she was surprised that she could easily read along with a little help. She loved the particular plot lines that were picked out especially because we read it after we watched the movie.

For those parents, who like me adore The Chronicles of Narnia, these books are a wonderful way to share the story with your preschooler/Kindergartner. And I hope that they will encourage her to pick up the actual books in a few years. Because that's the best part of Narnia -- you can return to it whenever you like.
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~