Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo

I really enjoyed this book. I think Kate DiCamillo is a great writer, but both The Tale of Despereaux and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane seemed a little dark for kids. That being said, I really liked them, and so did my boys.

Winn-Dixie has some sad elements, but to me was much lighter than the others. The story is sweet, and really does show all the nice things that happen to Opal because of finding her dog. I enjoyed reading this aloud to my boys, and I think they liked it too. The characters are great, the dialouge between them is great, and the overall message of the story is great.

I've decided that I always enjoy when the main characters are a mixed-matched bunch.

This is a short, sweet, nice book.


Hayley's Comment said...

This is Tayler's favorite book of all time. I still need to read it!

The GruCru said...

one of my favorites too. I would love to try that candy

Betsy said...

We just did her three books for Book Club this month and Winn Dixie was the favorite. It's my favorite of her books. I love the characters, too. It is a super fun read aloud book. Have you seen the movie? It's really true to the book, which I always love.

Kammy T said...

Somehow it took us all summer to remember to get the movie. I LOVED it. I think they did a great job. I love watching movies with my kids that I actually enjoy. It was great.