January 28th, 2011
My daughter is not one to sit and listen to a book. My son, however, is. So, its a real push and pull. Ive finally just given in to the whole circus. I read to Fuss whilst Bug flings herself around the room at breakneck speed, careening off all the furniture. Slightly maddening for me who tends toward overstimulation in short order.
I have to hope that some of what Im reading gets in there, and this is just her. I strongly suspect this is the case.
The other day, I realised that Fuss and I had not finished (read: barely even started) The Seven Year Wonder book by Isabel Wyatt. I decided to have a go at it even though Bug was in the room. I would normally read something a bit more her speed, like the Magic Treehouse Series, saving the more mature books for when shes otherwise engaged or sleeping.
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I finished our selection and then noticed that the room was startlingly quiet. Thats certainly never status quo at our house. Never. I looked over at Bug who was sitting close to me, arms folded on the table, head resting on her arms. Not a peep the entire time I read. Its the first time Ive ever had her sit still for a non-picture book. Wow.
I went on to Amazon and ordered the rest of Wyatts books!!!!
The books are lovely for any type of reader. I could read them to myself, actually. They are captivating, wonderful, and adventurous. Each story is suited for both boys and girls. My seven year old loves it as much as my four year old.
Enjoying the journey, Amanda
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