For educators of all sorts The Child and His Book: Some Account of the History and Progress of Children’s Literature in England (Mrs. E.M. Field, […]
“Wholly charmed by Miss Missy, I was caught unawares by a book unique in many dimensions. Not just a child’s book, though children will indeed love it for the dogs’ adventures, surprisingly it is also a book for adults who think about how to teach…”
If you’ve been reading the Family Reading Gifts, excerpts from Miss Missy’s School Book I: A Pack of Farm Dogs Starts a School, you have gotten a sense of the story. And if you’ve seen the “As Someone Once Said,” and the other posts from the Grownup Blog…
Can it be, Marica, that some children do not enjoy reading?”
“Sadly, it is true, Missy.”
“It’s enough to make me weep— if I were able,” Missy said, and it sounded as if she may indeed break down and cry.
This quote comes from “Chapter X: Zero-One-Two” in Miss Missy’s School Book I: A Pack of Farm Dogs Starts a School. This is a funny chapter! I don’t want to give it away, but the premise is that Bebe thinks she knows how to do something, and Jordan tells her she’s doing it wrong. But she won’t believe him. Even as he tries to explain it to her, she insists she’s doing it correctly. Finally, in frustration, Bebe says,