Even before my daughter could talk, our bedtime routine would be extended time and time again as she’d bring me another book, then another. She’s never been good at taking no for an answer.
She loves stories. Whether we’re making them up on the fly, or reading them out of books. She can never have enough.
Recently we started (and just as quickly finished) reading The Princess in Black. A friend of mine recommended it to us since she likes princesses. It’s a short chapter book with photos, about a princess who is also a super hero (but no one knows this, because it’s her secret). She fights monsters and saves the day. So adorable, and easy to read. Lil’ J was hanging onto every word. We read half the book before bed and she brought the book to me while I was still in bed the next morning to finish.
I hope her love for reading never fades. Reading can take you to around the world. We are also reading Anna Hibiscus. A book about a biracial girl who is half Canadian half African. Not as quick of a read, but also cute, and full of information that keeps Lil’ J asking questions.
She’s started to enjoy “reading” books to her brother. Brown Bear Brown Bear and Moo Baa La La La she has memorized, and she’ll help me read them to him before bed.
One afternoon I snapped some photos of the two of them fawning over a train book together. They were so stinkin’ adorable. You can see the rest of this siblings cuteness on my Tampico is Color blog.