Recently we read James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. I wasn't sure about it because James' parents are killed by a rhinocerous and so he goes to live with his mean aunts. James' aunts treat him so meanly in the opening chapters. There is a lot of name calling and the book mentions that they beat him (although there are no descriptions of the beatings). I never know how much the girls understand the books we read. But both of them told me they do not like his aunts and would not want to live with them.
Early on in the book the giant peach breaks free from its tree and rolls over and kills his aunts.
I got some peaches from the store, which we cut up and examined with a magnifying glass. Sabrina and I ate them. We also made two craft projects based on the story. Here is the seagulls lifting the peach out of the ocean and the sharks: