We are so excited to debut Family Dinner Book Club! This is the first in a 12 part series brought to you by Jodie at Growing Book by Book, Jill at Enchanted Homeschooling Mom and Sarah at Daisy at Home. Each month we will be sharing a book with you to read with your family, dinner menu ideas and arts and crafts to create for your special dinner.
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Our pick to launch the new year and the Family Dinner Book Club series is…. Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne. First, we’ll share a little about the book and then provide all the details needed for your family to participate in Family Dinner Book Club.
Family Dinner Book Club Selection: Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
Milne wrote the chapter story of Winnie-the-Pooh (Puffin Modern Classics) in 1926, for his young son Christopher Robin, whose toy animals were the basis for the characters and whose name was used for the young boy who appears in the tales. The main character, Winnie-the-Pooh (sometimes called simply Pooh or Edward Bear), is a good-natured, honey-loving bear who lives in the Forest surrounding the Hundred Acre Wood. His companions are Eeyore, a gloomy gray donkey; Tigger, a frisky tiger; Piglet, a timid pig; Owl, a pontificating bird; the meddlesome Rabbit; and Kanga, an energetic kangaroo whose inquisitive baby, Roo, lives in her pouch.
Don’t let the Disney adapted version of Winnie-the-Pooh make you think that this story is just for the very young. The story really is a delight for just about all ages. Winnie-the-Pooh contains 10 stories/chapters which makes perfect reading for one a night routine. Milne does a beautiful job of creating characters that all sound unique in this read-aloud. No wonder this classic has been around for almost 88 years!
How Family Dinner Book Club Works
1. Dust your copy of Winnie-the-Pooh off from when you were child, borrow it from the library or purchase a new copy. Read the book as a family throughout the month of January.
2. Then, on January 15th, check back here for all your Family Dinner Book Club preparation needs. Links will be provided for your dinner conversation table topics from Growing Book by Book, arts and crafts table decorations from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom and your book related menu from Daisy at Home.
3. Decide which night towards the end of January works best for your family to have Family Dinner Book Club. (You might even choose A.A. Milne’s birthday on January 18th. If he were living, he’d be 132 years-old this year.) Set the table, prepare the food and settle in for a nice cozy dinner to discuss the book.
4. Don’t forget to snap a picture of your Family Dinner Book Club and share it with us on our Family Dinner Book Club Facebook page!
5. Then, head back here on February 1st, to see our new title for the month of February and participate all over again!
Happy reading, creating, cooking, eating and talking!
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