Tuesday, January 12, 2010

On our bookshelf...

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.

8 comments:

Country Dreaming said...

Reading with your child IS a special time--a time to be close and share with each other.
Keep it up!

Melinda

kara said...

Completely agree! Reading is a huge enjoyment, and seeing the love of letters develop and grow in your child is a great gift. Let me know how you like the book; I haven't heard of it either, and I'm thinking our 4 year old might like it too.

Christa said...

My boys loved loved loved that book. Three very wiggly thumbs up from here.

If you ever need a suggestion for the next read-aloud, I would love to tell you where we've already been in the literary world and what was absolutely loved.

Mrs. Meryhew said...

I have never heard of that book either. You will have to let us know how it turns out. I completely agree with you on reading. I love getting lost in the world of each book. I hope Henry catches your enthusiasm!

The Busters said...

Okay, so the end of this post made me a little teary. I am SO the daughter of a librarian that I am crying about book posts. :) When I think about being a mom one of the things I always think about is curling up on the couch and reading to him/her. I think that is when I will feel like a mom.

dobco said...

Hope you enjoy the new adventures in reading!

Heather said...

aw, what a sweet little book! I love treasures like that :)

sacha said...

i love that book! i always remember how the dragon eats the ferns. love it!