I'm so excited to start reading this book tonight with my little guy:
First seen here.
I'd never heard of this book before, somewhat surprising since I have been a bookworm my whole life. After having trouble finding a copy (or at least, a cheap copy), I added it to my wishlist on PaperbackSwap (remember to mention me as your referral if you join!) well over a year ago, and today I was pleasantly surprised to find a package on my doorstep containing the hardcover version of this book in great condition. It's the version with all three stories in it.
We read books every single night to my little guy, mostly treasures we pick up at the library, but tonight will be the start of a whole new adventure for us -- chapter books -- and I, for one, can't wait! I made up a little bookmark for him out of cardstock and ribbon and let him decorate however he wanted. A bookmark is kind of exciting for him since he's never had use for one until now.
This was perfect timing as well since my little guy was talking about dragons yesterday in the car. It seemed so random at the time, but today I was happy to tell him we have a new book about dragons to read together. I hope this is the start of a true lifetime love of reading for him. He's already been in love with picture books, but as we all know, chapter books don't always hold everyone's attention the same. I am hoping and praying that he falls in love with reading the same way I did as a little girl and carries it through to adulthood. Reading is one of the greatest joys of life, if you ask me.