I set a simple reading challenge for my kids: read a book, do a book report, get paid. It’s my simple way to stop summer slide this year.
Hansel and Gretel’s storyline about two abandoned kids is thought likely to scare children. Jack and the Beanstalk was deemed too ‘unrealistic’. Gingerbread Man had parents uncomfortable explaining gingerbread man gets eaten by fox.
Let’s be real. Children’s books can suck. I would rather take my friend’s daughter and 9 of her friends to a Twilight marathon than have to read Robert Munsch‘s Love You Forever before bed time….
[twitter]If you thought Apple Fanboys were off the ledge, you need to get thee to an early morning sing-a-long at your local library. I was lucky enough to find a parking spot outside the play…