I've asked my little brother to honor us with his very own post with his thoughts on the last four read alouds we've done together. Here's his post below which I typed up as he spoke it to me and he helped me select the images:
The four most recent read alouds I finished with my sister are The Doll People, Esio Trot, Wee Gillis and The Squirrel's Birthday and Other Parties.
The Doll People was funny! My favorite part was when the cat had the dad and the Grandma Katherine said "No! You'll be locked up in the kitchen!" Here's The Captain (that's the cat) trying to get Annabelle's dad from behind the drawers!
Esio Trot was crazy! Because he made up all those words. And here's a picture that's in the book, but this one's in color! And so this is not actually Alfie, it's one of the fake Alfie's and I remember seeing this picture in the book because he has a smile on his face since he's not that used to the lettuce that Ms. Silver gives him and he likes it!
I loved Wee Gillis because he could blow up the giant bagpipes. And I liked that it was set in Scotland. Even though there were no colors in the illustrations, they were really good. Here's a funny picture from book where Wee Gillis is surrounded by his Uncles, one from the Highlands and the other from the Lowlands:
The Squirrel's Birthday was funny, funny, funny and funny again! And strange :) My favorite part was when all of the animals were dressed up in costumes as other animals. Here's a picture of that: