Remember how my oldest–at 7 1/2–read Charlotte’s Web and wanted to raise a pig for bacon? (She did love the book, mind you. It’s just that I find it a bit strange that THAT’S what she took away from it.) Tonight I finished reading it to my middle, who is (very proudly) 4 3/4. She was spellbound during the last two chapters, and when I asked her if she liked it, she responded, “Well, I liked parts of it,” and then cried because she didn’t want Charlotte to die. My poor sweet girlie!
Now I’m looking at what to read to her next with a more critical eye. Mr. Popper’s Penguins is high up there on the list, but does anyone out there have any other ideas?