AWay with Words – on reading

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”— Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”TheCatIntheHatBook-300x300

“Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!”— A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943

Reading aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for learning to read.”- — Marilyn Jager Adams

“There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.”-  Jacqueline Kennedy

“You may have tangible wealth untold. / Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. / Richer than I you can never be – / I had a mother who read to me.” — Strickland Gillilan

“When I was a kid they didn’t call it dyslexia. They called it you know, you were slow, or you were retarded, or whatever. What you can never change is the effect that the words ‘dumb’ and ‘stupid’ have on young people. I knew I wasn’t stupid, and I knew I wasn’t dumb. My mother told me that. If you read to me, I could tell you everything that you read. They didn’t know what it was. They knew I wasn’t lazy, but what was it?” — Whoopi Goldberg

A favorite
A favorite

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.”— Walt Disney

Inspiration – Kids Books

this plus thatDon’t ask what I was doing Part Time Princessperusing the Kid’s bookstore recently but I think it was the princess paraphernalia in the store window that drew me inside.  Since I don’t have kids of my own I’ve been out of touch with the recent crop of book titles.  Wow…how times have changed!  But then when you think about it “Green Eggs and Ham” didn’t really make much sense either.  Which brings me to the realization that we might be missing something in the imagination department as we get older.  Have a look at some of these intriguing titles:   Doug Unplugged 

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This makes the most sense
This makes the most sense

I think I could write kids books – anything goes.