Wednesday, June 6, 2018


As I mentioned in my previous post we plan on reading lots of Nordic Myths and books about Vikings this summer.  I like to take what my boys are interested in and really just encourage them to read and learn more about that topic.

L.T.  is 5 years old and some of the books especially the books we are reading with Nordic Myths might not hold his interest so I've also been looking into picture books around Vikings that would make L.T. excited to read.

I purchased Boy from an Usborne Book Party. I absolutely loved that this was a story about a young Viking boy who was deaf.  He would try to talk to the villagers with his "dancing hands", but they didn't understand him  The king and the dragon were having a battle and the boy who could not hear was in the middle of it.  People shouted for him to move, but he did not hear them.  Eventually, he saw the king and dragon and tried to communicate with them with his "dancing hands" When that didn't work he wrote in the dirt and spoke to the dragon and the king and helped them work out their differences.  At the end of the book, the villagers thank the boy by signing thank you to him.

I love the sweet illustrations in this book.  I adore that it showed someone hearing impaired as a hero.  Showing young children that people can be different makes those differences less scary when they see them in their everyday life.  At the end of the story, the illustrations show you how to sign thank you.  L.T.  loved learning the thank you sign and that led to him and his brother wanting to learn more signs.

I love this book so much that I actually wish it was a chapter book so we could read more about the adventures of this very brave boy.


  1. Thanks for engaging Sara! I look forward to following along on your blog, as well! Happy Summer!


    1. Thanks for stopping by Brennon. I love your blog and all your travel posts!!


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