The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy is the first in an endearing series that the kids and I have come to adore. It is a modern story, set in New England, but I feel it could have taken place in the 1940's if it weren't for computers and cell phones. These books are all about normal children having good, old-fashioned fun in the outdoors, with their siblings, and involving the neighbors. After reading this book we were hooked.
The Penderwicks on Gardam Street
continues the story of the Penderwick children with the adventures involved in helping their widowed father begin to date again. Once again the children and I were glued to the story (we've listened to all of these on audio tape).
The Penderwicks at Point Mouette
is currently the last in the series and perhaps my favorite so far -- surely because it takes place on the coast of Maine in the summertime. There is plenty of adventure and even a mystery solved at the end. I can't wait until the author writes another book!
As for the "wool" in this post, here is my latest finished knitting project: a vest for Laura.
I used Pickles' Plain Vest and some yarn I had in my stash. The bright colors work well on Laura. I can't wait to show you what I've knitted for her birthday!!! And I still have to sew a little apron for her. Only two more days to go!
I am participating in Ginny's Yarn Along over on her blog Small Things. Hop on over and check out all the other great reads and lovely knitting.