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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
A New Favorite Book
This book is by Lynne Reid Banks and is about a boy that gets a plastic Indian, a cupboard and a key for his birthday. Eventually, he discovers that he can bring his plastic toys to life using the cupboard. It was one of my favorites when I was younger, and it is sure to be one of R's. He sat on my bed and listened intently, often forgetting to eat. Eventually he laid back and started to zone out. If I quit reading he would protest and so I continued to read until he was fast asleep. He fell asleep with his sandwich in his hand, smashed between his little fingers.
He slept soundly and I wondered if he was dreaming about his own toys coming to life. When he woke up, he looked around and asked me why I wasn't reading. He didn't want me to stop! We've continued reading chapters here and there, mostly at lunch and before bed. He doesn't fall asleep during our reading anymore, but listens eagerly until its time to close the book. He looks forward to the next time we'll get to read it. This is going to be a lasting routine. A routine that we are both thoroughly enjoying.
What do you read to your children? What were your favorite books when you were a child?