Betsy-Tacy and Tib (Betsy-Tacy #2)
Betsy and Tacy are best friends. Then Tib moves into the neighborhood and the three of them start to play together. The grown-ups think they will quarrel, but they don't. Sometimes they quarrel with Betsy's and Tacy's bossy big sisters, but they never quarrel among themselves.
They are not as good as they might be. They cook up awful messes in the kitchen, t...more
I particularly enjoyed the story of the three haircuts. The Everything Pudding story was fun as well.
For adults who have missed this book, even if you grew up many years after Maud Hart Lovelace’s time, you’ll feel a sense of nostalgi...more
12/2007 Re-reading this book hardly counts as reading, since I know it like the back of my hand. The entire series is so well-written and just plain fun that revisiting it is a treat. Lovelace's essential voice is unchanged throughout the series, yet she writes in a tone designed to engage readers of the characters' ages especially. My favorite part of this book is where Tib's family's "hired girl" Matilda catches them at mischief:
'"The dining room looks all right now," Betsy added. "...more
It quickly becomes apparent that Tib is more adventurous and free-spirited which gets Betsy and Tacy into heaps of trouble but what young girl didn't get into tr...more
For some of the things they did, like the flying (Chapter 2 and 3), I thought that it seemed a bit odd that eight-year-olds wouldn’t know that you can’t fly. But perhaps the...more
One is when the girls decide to cut each others hair. This story really reminded me of one of my childhood adventures. I didn't have any friends persuading me, though. I saw my momma getting a haircut, and naturally I decided I needed a haircut, too! I have very short hair in my kindergarten picture.
"They went to Betsy's house first....more
The real Tib, in later life, lived in Chicago and my Aunt was a friend of hers and that is how I fell in love with the books.
As in the last book, Betsy has an incredible imagination. Especially after Tacy gets sick. In the book, Tacy gets diptheria, so after she gets better, Betsy...more
I think one of the things that really entrances me in these books is the description of really normal little girls - creative, playful, girls with a childhood. They come from...more
I would love it if we still lived in a time when our children could run and play freely in the streets and not have to be too worried about there safety. This was a great re...more
These books are also fun to see what it w...more
There are so many things that make this deceptively simple series so very remarkable. I'm amazed at how it is simultaneousl...more
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Book two is similar in tone to book one, with the trio of girls getting up to all kinds of shenanigans. The chapters about the hair incident and the club about "being good" cracked me up.
I am really looking forward to the rest of the series.
Maud’s birthplace was a small house on a hilly residential street several blocks above Mankat...more