Friday, May 11, 2007

The Beautiful Series...

I think these books are so much fun. We got this book about 10 years ago and we still enjoy looking through it every now and again. There are some fun recipes and we have made just a few of them, but the pictures are stunning. You have probably seen these book in Barnes and Noble before; pick one up next time and look through it. I believe they have books about Italy and Greece and lots of other great culinary traditions. Enjoy!

Benito Juarez...

In the fourth grade, the study of history begins in earnest. What a great subject! I am afraid that I didn't learn as much in school as I could and should have, but as I have aged history has become so relevent and so interesting, or I should say that I have begun to realize how relevent and interesting it is. I want my daughter to enjoy it as much as I do which I think only requires a good story.
This book is a good story. This book tells a short synopsis of the life of Benito Juarez and how he became a hero in Mexico and why the Mexican people celebrate Cinco de Mayo. It is a story that includes several themes that I think are very appropriate for children: 1. Education is very important and you should educate yourself as much as possible. 2. Helping other people is the right thing to do. 3. One person really can make a big difference.