Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Read Any Good Books Lately?
A really wise woman once wrote:
Children don't need expensive toys, fancy clothes, or fantastic vacations to make them proud or happy. Sometimes they just want to pick out their own book. And then hand it to you over the counter and TELL you that they've picked it out. All by themselves.
That woman is my sister-in-law, Claudia.
While I think that it is true that I've always let my kids pick out books from the library, I always tried to influence them. Then I read these words on Claudia's blog. And I stopped doing that. The biggest difference in the books at home now are that most titles are about Superman, Star Wars, Spiderman, and Zoro. (I still sneak a few in the bag. After all, sometimes trying something new is what leads you to your new loves.)
My boys love stories. I thought I'd share some of our favorite titles (and a few that I've recently read and LOVED).
What Is a Wookiee?
Shadows and Masks [zorro]
The Complete Adventures of Curious George
Come Play With Elmo
Happy Birthday, Eeyore!
A Hot Dog Day
Puff the Magic Dragon
The complete persepolis
A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City: A Diary