Monday, June 04, 2012

Literary and Literally

 Q-ster brought home this story he'd written in school last week:


Once there was a boy, he went to library.  He took out a book.  As he opened the book a genie popped out.  The boy was so shocked.  The genie gave the boy a bat, a ball, a chess set and a lot of money in a wagon.  Finally the genie disappered (sic) in a flash of pink light.  The End

I love the detail, such as the wagon to carry the money.

In other news, I've read the first Percy Jackson & The Olympians book, to start catching up with Q-ster, who has read all five.  It's the story of a sixth grade boy who discovers that he's the son of Poseidon, Lord of the Sea.

Both SwingDaddy and I are fond of Greek myths, and it's certainly been fun to see the little dude enjoy the gods and heroes stories.  Thus far, Percy Jackson is entertaining and creative, but much more heavy-handed than Harry Potter.  Things are not just obvious in foreshadowing, but sledgehammered in, until pretty late in the book.  Hopefully, that's a sign that the tale will keep improving.


Here's Q-ster and friend, holding the sea god's trident, created out of Legos.  (I didn't get a chance to ask for permission to post the friend's picture, so I'm cropping out the faces.)  Ninjagos and Star Wars have fallen behind the Greeks in popularity this week.

1 comment:

Bob said...

Yes with Lego, you can create anything. Poseidon's trident, awesome