First Lines Friday (Children’s Books)
We love this idea so we will give it a go but use only children’s books. It is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines? Check out Wandering Words for more info, and follow the rules below:
- Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
- Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
- Finally… reveal the book!
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Here we go…
“Where’s Papa going with that ax?” said Fern to her mother as they were setting the table for breakfast.
This is from a classic do you know it?
If not read on to find out which book this extract is from…
Wilbur the pig’s life has already been saved by Fern, but when he is sold to her uncle he realises his life is in even more danger.
Enter Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider. Charlotte is determined to keep Wilbur from the chopping block, and comes up with an ingenious way to do just that.
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White is a classic tale of friendship, bravery and a little bit of animal magic.
A highly recommended read, a truly beautiful tale.
Thank you for visiting and Happy Reading