Monday, August 13, 2007

POCKETFUL OF PINECONES

I just finished reading Pocketful of Pinecones by Karen Andreola. I LOVED THIS BOOK!! It is a mixture of a story based in the 1930's and a nature study guide. It is written in a journal entry type of way by a new to homeschooling mother of two. They are your simple everyday type of family and as the story progresses you learn about their trials and feel like you are sharing the concerns of this mother. It is a beautiful story. I decided to read the book thru the first time myself to glean the ideas for the nature studies but I loved it soo much that I plan to reread it to my children. The little boy in the story starts out self conscious about his nature drawings and the mother talks about how she and her husband tried to help. This was so perfect because I have the same problem with my 9 yr old son. He has such an awesome talent for drawing that comes naturally to him but he is always comparing himself to others and gets down when he feels his drawings are not as good.
If you want to read a simple sweet story, and especially if you are or are planning to incorporate nature studies, this is truly a must read. :) ENJOY!!

6 comments:

Thirdtimemomma said...

Good Review, I have been eyeing this book for a while now. Im glad to know that its worth while.

Michelle said...

That sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing it with us.

jesnicole said...

AH, THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE COMPLIMENT. WE THINK HE'S PRETTY CUTE, TOO!! ;) HE'S TRULY A JOY. HE MAKES BEING A MOMMY SUPER EASY, AND HAS SINCE HE'S BEEN HERE. THE "FAST" THING IS ACTUALLY A HEALTH THING I'VE BEEN DOING. DROPPED ABOUT 30 POUNDS SO FAR! IT'S JUST ON MY BLOG TO REMIND ME ABOUT IT. THIS ONE ISN'T A SPIRITUAL THING, PER-SAY, THOUGH IT HAS BEEN ENCOURAGING TO ME TO STICK WITH IT. HAD IT BEEN A FAST FOR SPIRITUAL REASONS, I PROBABLY WOULDN'T HAVE POSTED IT. HOPE THAT ANSWERED YOUR QUESTION! THAT BOOK SOUNDS SO SWEET! :) HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY.

jesnicole said...

I WOULD LOVE TO DO THAT. IT WOULD BE A LITTLE LENGTHY, THOUGH. HOPE YOU DON'T MIND. AND MY COMPUTER DIDN'T WORK WITH YOUR EMAIL LINK FORM YOUR BLOG, SO IF YOU COULD DROP AN EMAIL TO ME, I'LL REPLY THERE IF THAT'S OKAY! THANKS FOR YOUR INTEREST! :) elocinsej@yahoo.com

jesnicole said...

PLEASE, DON'T WORRY!! IT'S NOT BEEN A HASSLE AT ALL FOR ME!! I'M GLAD TO ANSWER QUESTIONS! I JUST REPLIED TO YOUR EMAIL (IT WORKED, I GOT IT) SO IF SOMETHING HAPPENS AND YOU DON'T RECEIVE IT, LET ME KNOW. I SAVED IT ON MY COMPUTER. :) HAVE A GOOD DAY!

Patty said...

looks like an interesting book...I have put it on my list of books to read this winter