Tuesday, September 12, 2006

What the Ladies and Gents Are Reading

He's sound asleep.

Mis Colores/My Colors and other books by Rebecca Emberley are a big hit among the younger set. This fine young gent often naps with one of Emberley's board books. The other fine young gents know a few words and numbers in Spanish, partly because they (we) have read these books over and over and over and over. And as you can see, they make fine bedtime reading. If you're a year old.

The older fine young gents have been enjoying Your Big Backyard magazine. Originally a birthday gift from cousins, the magazines regularly make their way onto the bookshelves over the gents' beds so that they can read and study the pictures.

One lovely lady chose Olivia Kidney for her first free reading book of the school year. Written for 4th-6th grade(ish), it's very pink, which is why it caught my eye and screamed "This one!" as I was searching for a new book series for the lovely lady who likes books that come in sets. "I like it because it's a good book," she says. That's all I could get out of her, but she's not complaining about having to read something different, which is high praise indeed.

The other lovely lady chose The Cat of the Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt by G. A. Henty. It's a catch-up, in a way. She enjoyed studying ancient Egypt and she's a cat lover, but we didn't have time to read this book last year. How's this for a recommendation: Usually when the reading timer goes off she's off like a shot, but lately she can barely turn her attention away from the story to turn off the timer. She just keeps on reading.

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