My Lent 2019 Book List Plans

Is this the year you really want to dive into Lent? Do you want to come out of this Lenten Season and truly feel that you've had a small share of living in the desert with Christ for 40 days? I know that I do. Maybe it's an upcoming birthday that's making me have more of a now-or-never type of attitude towards Lent. Or maybe I just acutely feel the necessity of truly modeling this for my children, and living it with my husband. Whatever it is, these are the books and resources I'm going to use this Lent to really LIVE the season from Ash Wednesday all the way through to Easter Vigil. Look them over. If something looks helpful to you, use it. If it inspires you, go with it. I hope all of these bless and encourage you.

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Hunting the White Cow by Tres Seymour- a review

Once in a while, as I'm rushing through the library trying to get everything I need and things that Rosie or the teens want, I see something displayed on one of the book cases and think, "That might be interesting.  Let's try it."

So I'll pick it up and throw it into the book basket and off we go.  Hunting the White Cow by Tres Seymour was such a book.

It's the story of one family's epic struggle to find their rennigade white cow and bring her back to the family farm.  But this cow isn't so easily caught, as all of the men folk, including the very experienced cow-caller grandpa, are soon to discover. The farmer's little girl has her own chance encounter with this awesome cow in a delightful war of wills.  Mama's cryptic remarks throughout the tale, trying to keep the menfolk real, are priceless.

The repeating phrases and use of sight words, make this a good one for developing readers, and the story is interesting enough that they'll want to keep practicing.

The book is captivating and enjoyable, the illustrations are precious and give a great feel to the overall story.  This is one picture book that parents won't mind reading over and over again and children will treasure.

Rosie read it for her assessment this year, and our assessor asked me to record it and send it to her.  So here it is.  Rosie reading Hunting the White Cow.