I took my pickup truck out for a smog check today, and Dave, my six-year-old, came along for the ride. I brought a book with me to read while we waited--and so did Dave. He brought Ricky Ricotta's Mighty Robot vs. The Voodoo Vultures From Venus, by Dav Pilkey, and while I read my book he read his book. He read it in the truck on the way down, and while we waited, and in the truck on the way home, and had a grand time.
This is the first time this has ever happened. I am so totally jazzed. Here's to Mr. Pilkey (and may David outgrow him with all dispatch!).
Doncha just love it! A kid quietly and totally engrossed in a book is a wonder. You should have him write a review! With help, of course. I want to know what Voodoo Vulture from Venus are!
He might like the Bailey School Kids series. "Vampires Don't Chew Bubblegum" is one I remember.
Will Duquette said:
Oh, I wouldn't say quietly--he hasn't learned to read a book silently yet, and he keeps having to ask me about hard words.
And anyway, the Ricky Ricotta books are really just one step up from the simpler of the Dr. Suess books.
But he's finally reading for fun, and I love it.
Oh, the Voodoo Vultures--they're just vulture-shaped bad guys, with "Voodoo" attached because it begins with V and sounds suitably villainous.