Little House in the Big Woods
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Little House in the Big Woods is a children's classic about a year in the life of a family of pioneers. A boy is stung by hundreds of yellow jackets, and being a different time, kids are spanked when they misbehave. The book also contains detailed descriptions of animal slaughter.
What's the story?
Laura Ingalls is a kid who loves to help her family, is afraid of wolves, and hates her "boring" brown hair. She lives in a little house in the big woods where she and her siblings work hard at their many chores, mind their ma and pa, go to school all in one room, and have lots of frontier adventures.
Is it any good?
This story is a straightforward, fun read with a child's look into pioneer living. It's great to see Laura and her sisters take simple pleasure in playing with their dolls, making homemade goodies, and listening to their father's stories. LITTLE HOUSE IN THE BIG WOODS is a classic reborn with great illustrations by Garth Williams in this 75th anniversary edition. New readers and those familiar with Laura Ingalls and her family will love following along as Laura takes them through a year in the life of the little family of pioneers.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about pioneer life and how they survived. Why was hunting necessary? How did the Ingalls entertain themselves without TV and other modern distractions? How do you think you'd fare without technology?