It started with a tweet.
About 2 hours after that, I found a girl whose grade 5 after school program I ran when I was 20 (I am OLD) on twitter. After afew tweets back and forth she asked if I read them Gordon Korman’s I Want To Go Home. She vividly remembered that.
I couldn’t recall but I likely did. I have always thought of reading as an essential skill. It opens the door to the world.
Cuyler can read, but it’s not something he chooses to do. I can’t tell you how relieved I am that he can.
I believe Eva will be a reader. I actually believe she will be reading early readers by the end of the school year.
Back to Cam – he has read the entire And Then It Happened… series (within a week)
All of the 39 Clues.
All of the Big Nate.
A few years ago I saw Freckle Juice at our local children’s bookstore and I had to get it for him. I remember reading it as a little girl – a little girl who hated her freckles. Cam’s face is like mine – all freckles. I loved being able to share a part of my childhood with him.
I also bought him all of the Fudge books. I loved those books.
Good lord – what would we have done without Judy Blume an Beverly Cleary???
Admittedly I haven’t read any of the books that he has read – the new books. But I’d love for him to read (and enjoy) books from a simpler time. When