Our current read aloud is Summer of the Monkeys by Wilson Rawls. As we began this read aloud, I was a bit concerned that my children were not going to be excited to journey with Jay Berry and his quest for monkeys. Thankfully, after a few pages, my concern was put to rest.
This is quite the fun and exciting read. When I close the book, groans are heard as they realize I’m not reading just one more. I’m so glad to be sharing this with my children.
“If I found a pony and a .22 lying in the middle of the road, I wouldn’t have been more pleased. As long as my papa was with me, I wouldn’t have been scared of the devil himself if he’d had horns on both ends. Besides, Papa was as stout as a grizzly bear, and I just knew that if he ever got his hands on that big monkey we would sack him up. ” p.65
“Looking at me, he said, “I don’t believe it would be a good idea to let your grandma know too much about this monkey-catching business of ours. When it comes to hunting and fishing and things like that, women can’t see things like men can.” p 78
“Grandpa must have been expecting me, because just before I got to the store he came out onto the porch and looked own the road. On seeing me, he sat down in his favorite chair and waited for me.” p 122