Thursday, September 8, 2011

Books! Books! Books!

I love reading to children. I love children’s literature. (My dream job is to have a children's book store like Meg Ryan in You've Got Mail!) It is so fun to try new books and see what works and what children like. I remember getting the book orders as a kid and pouring over them deciding what books looked good and what I wanted to buy. Now when we go to Costco we always look at the book section! I rarely buy but do look and then go to the library to check out the books that looked interesting.

When my brother and sisters and I were little, my mom took us to the library every week. Because it was hard to keep track of all the books; my mom let each of us get 5 books (that’s 25 books!). It worked pretty well. Once we got older and could keep track of our books, we could check out as many as we wanted. Yeah!

My mom read so many books to us as kids. She didn’t like to read Dr. Seuss books since he loves made up words. My dad would read them to us –even Fox in Socks (it is full of tongue twisters!) They were both great to read the same books over and over to us. Kids do love to hear books over and over!

Do you have favorite children’s books?


1 comment:

Que and Brittany's Adoption Journal said...

I loved Dr. Suess and Shel Silverstein!