The Voyages of Doctor Doolittle is a really good book. It's a sequel, so I really want to read the first book now. It's about a nine-year-old boy named Tommy Stubbins who goes on a voyage on a boat with Dr. Dolittle.
Knowing that she was about to finish that one, when Kyle and I were at the library last week, and I was searching for books for her to read, I saw Mrs. Frisby and the rats of NIMH (1972 winner). I didn't remember anything about it, except that I had enjoyed it as a child. I showed it to her, and she wasn't interested. She found another book on her bookshelf to read. She finished that one, so I again offered this one, telling her to try my rule: Read two chapters, and if you don't like it, you can stop.
Well, she's still reading. Mom was right again. Her summary:
A week ago my mom brought me some books from the library. One of them was Mrs. Frisby and the rats of NIMH. This book is about Mrs.Frisby, a widowed mouse with four children. But then her weakest child falls sick, and Mrs.Frisby dosen't know what to do! Her only hope is to go to the mysterious rats that live under the rose bushes.
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