Wednesday, 24 March 2010

The Littlest Reader


My littlest reader is big into doggie books. Anything with a puppy gets her seal of approval. It is for this reason that Lynley Dodd is an author/illustrator who is well-stocked in our home. Who can go past the sublime images coupled with the fast paced rythmic verse? I love reading these books out loud, they're fun for the reader and the read-ee.

The Doctor is increasingly into longer books, which is fun, each night we curl up in bed together and read for as long as he can keep his eyes open.

I read this awesome article (via the super fantastic Roxy Marj) in the NY Times about a single father reading with his daughter. It's heart-warming. It's beautiful. Read it. Read it now. Drop everything (well not the baby if you're holding one), but DO bookmark it and read it.

6 comments:

the textured leaf said...

Thanks for that! Im crying!

If you havent read what I posted this week then... ill tell you that I absolutely hate crying!

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

bawling!!! the dedication!!! that is insane.... i just love it. we read to busy every night- plus several books throughout the day and she often reads to herself which is very sweet, at night she reads the book after we have.

Chantelle {fat mum slim} said...

I'm off to read it now, but first needed to comment on how cute those little painted nails are! x

Cindy said...

As a wife to a crowing Kiwi our house is full of Dodd goodness. I am hoping the littlest develops a true love of books soon like the big one

Michele said...

love this father/daughter story Book Chook blog had a link to it htis week too

Rebecca Beach said...

Lynley Dodd is a definite favourite in our house and little Eskimo's favourite pup is Schnitzel Von Krum too!