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  •  Oh what a joy it is to share a book with a child (2+ / 0-)
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    edrie, Aunt Pat

    I don't quite understand where this guy fits, but my daughter grew up with a Mother who read every chance she got, and if my child was misbehaving, I would tell her that there would be no book at nap time or bed time.  Worked every time.  When Harry Potter came out, I got to read the first 4 books out loud to my daughter, and we both loved them so much, we counted the days until the next one arrived.  It is a joy to read to children, to use different voices and to make any story a fun one just by the inflection of a sweet or angry or frightened voice.  Books we also LOVED:  The Giant Jam Sandwich, a book that is all in rhyme and is about some wasps that came to a small town and the very inventive way the town got rid of them.  ANYTHING Dr. Seuss.  He is fabulous.  Go back as an adult and read Yertle the turtle, The Kings Stilts, Horton Hears a Who, Horton Hatches an Egg, then Stellaluna the fruit bat who loses her family and becomes adopted by a bird family.  It has so many life lessons in it and is such a beautifully illustrated story.  Anything by Roald Dahl.  James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and our ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOK, Danny, the Champion of the World.  We were mesmerized by this book and read it at least four or five times when she was young.  You don't have to be a kid or read to a kid to love all these books.  They are all fabulous and fun and sometimes, to read Harry Potter gives you such a lift, same with Roald Dahl.  Reading is SO much better than watching tv, you will be amazed.  You!!

    "My Momma always taught me to play by the rules, and if you don't that's called cheatin'." - Donna Brazile

    by jjmn on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 09:33:39 AM PDT

    •  you might want to wait til the kids are teens - (1+ / 0-)
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      Aunt Pat

      there is a whole lot'o shaggin' goin' on in most of his books - in a fun, playful sort of way!

      biff, christ's childhood pal hung around for the girls who were hung up on josh because he had to say no - so biff did him a favor and shared what the experiences were like.

      chris is like a seuss for adults without the metered syncopation.

      did you see michiganchet's diary last week?  he did dr. seuss.

      i love the harry potter series - it was so heartening to see kids lined up for hours prior to a release and then see them dive headlong into the books the minute they had their hands on them.  good books teach.  the harry potter series is so important because it tells young people that adults are not always fair, not always right, not always trustworthy - that they have to make up their own minds as to what adults say and do and who they are.

      EdriesShop - heart and jade old stock up to 50% off - tonite only! insulin, vet bills and fuel gaskets, oh my! Is GlowNZ back yet?

      by edrie on Tue Mar 27, 2012 at 12:32:17 PM PDT

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      •  Who's books has shagging going on? (0+ / 0-)

        Not in any I mentioned.

        "My Momma always taught me to play by the rules, and if you don't that's called cheatin'." - Donna Brazile

        by jjmn on Wed Mar 28, 2012 at 07:11:23 PM PDT

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        •  fool, lots of shagging... (0+ / 0-)

          the stupidest angel - in the graveyard (with the occupants down under complaining profusely about it).

          lust lizard - shagging a gasoline tanker truck.

          oh, i'm sure i'm missing lots more - and, yes, biff - in lamb... cuz josh wouldn't or couldn't because of his destiny.

          but, it's all very CLEAN shagging - very respectful and very delightful.  8^)

          EdriesShop - heart and jade old stock up to 50% off - tonite only! insulin, vet bills and fuel gaskets, oh my! Is GlowNZ back yet?

          by edrie on Thu Mar 29, 2012 at 12:27:01 AM PDT

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