My oldest kiddo just finished the first Diary of a Wimpy Kid, against my initial better judgment. When I read the first page last year, I immediately saw words I didn’t want him to know quite yet. But a year later, all his friends are reading the fifth and newest Wimpy Kid, and his teacher believes all reading is a good thing. So, he got it for the first night of Chanukah last week from my cousin and he was so excited. He started reading it right then and there. He finished it yesterday. He loved it. He called it hilarious, which is his highest praise. And he couldn’t pick a favorite part.
He’s got another Magic Treehouse on his bedside table, which he started last night. And he’s looking forward to reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets during the Winter break. Omigosh, we are once again all about HP – Harry Potter Legos for Wii, Harry Potter Lego kits and the Harry Potter Lego boardgame have all arrived for Chanukah, so far.
What he doesn’t know is that the Chanukah Fairy is also bringing him Cressida Cowell’s How to Train Your Dragon, and two Magic Treehouse books.
I just love books. And I really believe there is a book out there for everyone. I just wish I could convince my 11-year-old niece of that. She won’t even let me try to find a book she might possibly like. Well, she may spend a week here during the Winter break, so I’ll have more time to work on her.
Any suggestions for a reluctant female reader of that age? I’ll gladly accept your suggestions in the comments box.