Amy from Hope is the Word selected this read for us and here are her opening remarks:
Classics Club booklist several years ago for a now-defunct online challenge. On the list I put classics that I always meant to read but had never made the time to read, as well as ones I hadn’t really thought much about before I discovered the world of book blogs almost a decade ago now. I tried to split my titles up between lengthier adult titles and easier juvenile titles. I added both of Dodie Smith’s well-known novels, 101 Dalmatians and I Capture the Castle, to my list. I really wanted to read I Capture the Castle, but it seemed a shame to read it and not read 101 Dalmatians (especially since I already owned a copy!), so I added it, too, planning to read it aloud to my children. I do hope you’ll join us this month in our trek through this delightfully doggy story!
I, Carrie, read this book back in 2009. At that time, I indicated that I would plan on reading this aloud to my kids one day and have looked forward to doing so. Amy is offering me the opportunity to do just that this month!
I'm glad for a chance to re-read it for several reasons:
1. I've forgotten the specifics of it;
2. We're planning a family trip to England next year and I'm working on preparing the kids through English children's literature (How else?); and
3. I think it's fun reading the books that Disney moves are based on. (I've created a list of books that match up with Disney movies if you want to take a peek.)
Reading 101 Dalmatians with my kids is going to be fun! I hope you'll join in with us. Let us know if you plan on participating by leaving a comment below.