It seems sure now, we’ve got a full-on reader. #1 behaved badly in Sunday School. So this week without TV, on Monday he started reading My Father’s Dragon. By the end of Tuesday, he had finished it, and was four chapters into the second book, Elmer and the Dragon. I don’t know how much he’s getting out of it, but I don’t think he would plow through the whole book if he wasn’t getting the drift of the story.
I had the first book when I was a kid, and it was an incredible flashback to read it again as an adult (this is a step up from my kid flashback picture books, like (and I don’t have time to link them all) Hats for Sale, The Story of Ferdinand, Tikki-Tikki-Tembo, Howard Huge, Seuss’ Sleep Book and If I Ran the Zoo, etc.). I highly recommend this book to any parents who are starting to read novels to their pre-readers, or who want young readers to tackle something more meaty than the pamphlet-like #1 or #2 readers. The books are under 100 pages each, and maybe 4-5 pages per chapter. And apparently, the vocabulary is not too tough! I can’t wait for him to be ready for Where the Red Fern grows!
Would any readers like to share special kids books from their past, which you might or might not have rediscovered through your kids yet?
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