Reading is very important to me and my family. I am a reading teacher, and it's pretty hard to escape from reading if you live in my house. Thanks to Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, even my husband has become a reader. I don't have reading "rules" in my house. As long as you're reading, I don't care if it's a magazine, comic book, on an electronic device, or just a good old-fashioned book. I feel the same about my students' reading habits as well.
That being said, I try to direct my son's reading choices away from superheroes every once in a while. That is how we found Seven Blind Mice by Ed Young. I had never seen this Caldecott award winner before, but it was on display at the library and I decided to pick it up. (Anyone else hear Melissa Gorga's song..."on display, on display, on display..." No? Yes, I admit I'm a RHONJ fan). Anyways, I chose the book only for the Caldecott sticker on the cover. Who says you can't judge a book by it's cover? For those of you who don't know, the Caldecott Medal is awarded to books for outstanding illustrations. I absolutely love picture books; they're not just for little kids, you know!
I highly recommend Seven Blind Mice for children and adults alike!
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