It seems that all I have
talked written about lately is my lack of a job and my graduation. Honestly, I would be sick of listening to myself by now, but oh well – it is what consumes my life, and thus it is what I write about.
So, Tonight I went to the book store on a mission. I am trying to find a book for the little girl that I mentor. She is nine and just starting to get a real interest in reading for fun. At the beginning of our meetings, getting her to read a book was like pulling teeth, but now she wants to check out half the library. I, of course, am thrilled by this. I love that she is developing an interest in literacy. I may not always enjoy the books she is reading (I could definently live without the snake books), but at least she is reading.
Anyway, I am trying to find the perfect book, and this is proving to be difficult. She loves the Titanic books at the school’s library, but those she has read many times and the ones the book store had looked a little too difficult for her. She is a pretty strong reader, but there were technical words in these books that I didn’t even recognize.
I got to thinking that maybe I should get her a book that would be more meaningful. Something like the Seuss Classic Oh, The Places You Will Go! or Shel Silverstein’s amazing The Giving Tree or The adorable The Library By Sarah Stewart.
My question is what was your favorite book when you were nine? What is your child’s favorite book? I need help!