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Summertime in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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Jun 27, 11

bookshelves: julias-books
Read on June 16, 2011

These Little House illustrations just may be the best I've ever seen in my entire life of reading. They are so amazingly perfect I can't put into words how I feel. You really get a feeling when you look at them, some sort of peaceful feeling that isn't the norm, at least for me, when looking at the pictures in any kind of book. The illustrations get 5 stars by themselves.
The story is slightly lacking IMO. I wish there would have been more. More excitement. More detail maybe. Just more.
I believe the books are good for kids though, if only to show some differences between life now and life then.
Seeing two little girls under a tree playing with dolls instead of watching cartoons is important I think. Seeing a little girl bringing her Father lunch while he works in the field is important. There's a lot of importance in these books but IMO that's found more in the illustrations than in the text.

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