Thursday, December 24, 2009

~\o is this the little boy, etc. etc. ~\o

My rapidly growing little boy despises picture books these days. I brought home Where is Christmas, Jesse Bear? from the library, because it has been a perennial favorite, and he gave it the most WTF?! look I've ever seen. As if I'd handed him a baby bottle and told him it was dinner.

Now he's off reading The Hobbit. Isn't there any middle ground? Is he going to just completely skip the Melendys and the Moffats and Chester and Tucker, or even the more modern equivalents thereof? I suppose it's in his genes to love high fantasy, he was born to be a geek, but gosh, he is missing out on a lot.

Now back to the Herculean task of cleaning out his picture books. Which takes forever, because of all the awwing and sighing. On my part, that is.

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Anonymous beth (old pencil winner) bligged...

Don't give up hope -- rejecting one picture book isn't always rejecting all. Jessie Bear didn't age far with my boys (although it had been a favorite), but other picture books still get read. At eleven, he loves fantasy, but also enjoys children's books.

I'm very pleased that both kids will read what they like, regardless of the age group. As a family, we laugh at the concept of "just right" books. I mean, literally, we go "ha ha" when someone mentions the idea.

12/24/2009 4:35 PM  
Blogger MotherReader bligged...

Does he have any younger cousins that you can read to sometimes? I found that when I read books to my 3yr old niece, my own 10 yr old just happens on by.

12/26/2009 4:39 PM  
Blogger web bligged...

I'll try that. He does like to be read to and The Lord of the Rings got to be a bit much for him, so we've switched over to Half Magic, which is going nicely. :-)

1/05/2010 8:32 PM  

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