Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Too Sick For This Puppy
So I committed a bit of a blunder in the *teaching through literature* segment of our homeschooling.
I started reading Jack London's White Fang (the illustrated, abridged version) to my 5.18 year old son.
I had never read that story myself so I had no idea what to expect.
Now I'm no canine-phile, but it was downright gruesome. Throughout the book, wolves and dogs were savagely fighting to the death and eating each other. They even ate humans at the start of the book! Heck since it turned my stomach I have to say it was clearly content unfit for my son.
We did finish the entire book with me doing my best to deadpan through the gore. But before I open the next *big kid* book, I'm going to do an iota of research. The Call of the Wild is out!