I grew up in an era when books were pretty much the only escape from real life and the only way to learn new things. These 3rd decade of the 20th Century children just ask Google if they have a question and have infinite avenues that will entertain them. Yet, I know that reading and writing are still at the epicenter of learning and living, even if it's the 21st Century!
"I think you might like this one" I suggested holding the new book so that his name, along with his sister and brother's name's were in the title. I did not read the title, but his big brother recognized the family names and appeared a wee bit interested. The big brother moved away from his Lego-building, holding onto his build in progress.
"This one is me, this is you," the big brother concluded as he read the title and they opened the book and began to explore the pages where they were heroes and heroines. "This one is where we are hiding!" they said excitedly as they scanned and explored the book the same way they would go after a box of chocolates.
I hung up my coat, picked up the baby, and returned to find the reluctant reader, his siblings, and his father lost in this new "personalized" book. I wanted to interject something about the magic or power of books. I was tempted interject that THIS was why I bring so many books. However, I acted as I would have if they were suddenly eating onions or cabbage and enjoying it!
PS This time I used Wonderbly but I am neither endorsing the site or the books. The payment part was tricky and they kept trying to double charge me until I corrected it manually, but the book is cute.
PPS Thank you to TWT for continuing to sponsor this site and encouraging me to document the small moments of life.