This episode of Storytime With Venessa features a video review of The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner! Take it away, Venessa!
Additional thoughts about this book from a parent’s point of view: I really liked it. For a while I've grown weary of reading picture books. I think we've read through them several times now and, well, most of them are not written to be read aloud, and you would think they would be!
So I decided to sit with Venessa each evening to read chapter books. She’s getting older and I think we’re ready to tackle some more advanced reading for her age group. The Boxcar Children was a good book to start with. It was such a wonderful book to read aloud. No tongue tied sentences that didn't sound right and it was very easy to read with expression and give personality to the characters. Venessa and I both approve of this book very much and hope other parents will read it aloud with their own kids.
Now off reading "The Trouble With Tink" together!
P.S. Happy first day of 2nd grade, Venessa!