Wednesday, June 11, 2008


We have officially finished The Borrowers Series by Mary Norton. It has taken us about 3 months to read all 5 books. But we only read a chapter or two each night before bed. I mostly read the books to Sophie but Ian would sometimes listen. He also knows the stories because we found a movie version at the library that closely follows the books. There is also a sequel, which follows the rest of the books, but it isn't at our library. I had thought I would just buy it but it is only on VHS and not DVD. We have also watched a more recent borrowers movie but it doesn't follow the books at all. Just some of the names of the characters are the same. My kids still liked it.

Today my kids are busy acting out the story. Sophie of course is Arrietty. Ian decided he was Spiller (that way he could carry his plastic dagger around with him.) And they couldn't decide if Henry should be Peagreen or Timmus. I personally think he is more like Timmus then Peagreen. But I think they just like saying Peagreen better. They have piled up pillows and blankets to make forts for the borrowers to hide in and they seem to be running around a lot. Sometime I am forced to be Homily and at other times I have been Miss Menzies or even Mrs. Driver. I am glad they have such great imaginations, and that they play so well together. They don't always so it is refreshing for today.

Of course we aren't done with Mary Norton yet. Sophie wants me to read Bedknob and Broomstick by the same author next. Evidently she has been reading it already and it doesn't follow the movie at all.


My Ice Cream Diary said...

Sounds lovely. I love when I can see the effects of our learning in the childrens' imaginative play. It shows that they are processing it all.

Though lately they are reenacting Spongebob and Dora. But I'm hoping to change that after the baby. =)

Sonja said...

We haven't tried The Borrowers yet, but now we will!