Super Spawn loves to read. Hurrah!
The tricky part is getting him to read something that isn’t Thomas the Train or CARS.
So this week when his school had their Scholastic Book Fair, I got excited. (Duh. We all would. lol)
Every day as we came and went from the school I eyed the books. On Wednesday afternoon I finally took the time to stop and look around. We made a deal. Super Spawn could pick a book, and I could pick a book. This way he got his favorite characters, and I got to search for a new author and/or illustrator to add to our shelves.
*insert squeals of delight here*
I adore picture books.
We wound up with another train book, and this jewel…
Library Mouse by Daniel Kirk
The blurb from Scholastic: “Sam is a mouse who lives in a library and loves to make up and write his own stories. When he leaves his stories in different parts of the library, humans find the stories and want to know who the writer is.”
Cutest. Story. Ever.
One of my all time favorite bedtime stories is Wynken, Blynken, and Nod by Eugene Field. The version we have is in a compilation book and the illustrations are…gosh…they’re breathtaking. I could stare at the pages for hours. Combine that with Field’s beautiful words…even Super Spawn lays quietly for the story. (and that’s AMAZING)
Do you guys have any favorite picture books you can recommend? And anyone with little ones have any debut authors/illustrators you’re in love with? I’m always looking for new books to entice him with that are not full of TV/Movie characters.