Chapter Books

Reilly is fascinated by books that have chapters. He refers to them as “chapter books” regardless of the titles. Tonight we finished “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” he loved it. I think he’s sad it’s over. Kate… well, it was likely too much for her – although Reilly’s interest is what often peaks her curiosity. She hears a key phrase or word and attaches to that as though it’s the topic of the book. For example “she had a long white robe on?” “Is she a princess, she sounds like a princess, what did her hair look like? Did she wear a crown?” It’s a very cute and funny way to get incredibly off track.

Prior to this book we had read one of my Mom’s books which was passed to me, the Bobbsey Twins. I have to admit, although I think things are a sign of the times and represent their era, it was too much for her, if not both of them to grasp. I censored much of the book as I read through it. It didn’t seem to impact their enthusiasm about the kids and their adventures, so, no harm done there.

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