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Shannon (Giraffe Days)’s review of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)
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Sep 29, 2011 06:08PM
My daughter just finished reading this book last night. We saw all the movies in a row right after the last one hit the screen. We spread them out over the course of a week and got to see the last one on 3D. Shortly after we got home, I showed her the first book. Now she's ready for the next one. I'm trying to read them as well (I never actually read them before) but my 8 year old daughter wants to read them too and is much slower than her eager older sister. I'm still on the first one (trying to read it when she puts it down, lol) but I am really quite enjoying it. I never realized just how talented JK Rowling is as an author. So nice to have such great books for my kids to enjoy!
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
Sep 30, 2011 08:11AM
Muse wrote: "My daughter just finished reading this book last night. We saw all the movies in a row right after the last one hit the screen. We spread them out over the course of a week and got to see the las..."
I love it! Doesn't it make you feel so happy and excited when you see kids eager to read?! And they aren't constantly comparing the books to the movies? Maybe that's an adult thing: we're so hard to please!
Sep 30, 2011 08:21AM
I read Twilight to all 3 of my daughters and then we saw that movie when it came out. They were so funny, they did compare the book and the movie. My daughter was really upset that Bella had her own cell phone and fancy laptop. We also compared cars online (the ones in the book vs the ones that made the movie) it was so much fun. We discussed all the differences and why we thought certain parts/characters were left out while others were added/embellished. Rhayla (my 10yr old) has gone on to read all the other books and they're all excited to see Breaking Dawn.
Harry Potter was different, because she saw the movies and now, after the fact, she's reading the book. I think she really has come to appreciate the value of a book vs a movie. She's fun to watch read, because about every other paragraph or so she wants to tell me about another part that was different from the movie. Her sisters like to listen in and always try to encourage them to think about why's and hows. These books have opened many great discussions between my daughters and me. I'm glad they've found such great role models and they're able to enjoy the fictional aspects, while still picking up good traits. Now I just need to figure out what to send her way once she finishes the Harry Potter series. lol.
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