We're now reading Beverly Cleary's, The Mouse and the Motorcycle. I wish I could take a picture of Boy Wonder's expression as he listens to this book. The Boy is rapt. His expression is priceless.
The Mouse and the Motorcycle has all the ingredients for an appealing children's story: talking animals, toy motorcycles that really work, and secrets kept from parents. It's a good read-aloud book. Nine year-old Miss M likes it, too.
Unbelievably, the 500Jerk kids have been out of school for over two months now, and we've become accustomed to the more relaxed pace of summer and late evenings spent on the living room couch reading a family book. Even though we'll be busier this fall with school, soccer, basketball, and other obligations, I'm hopeful we'll continue our reading streak. Reading is one of life's great pleasures, isn't it? "No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting." (Mary Wortley Montagu). And, as Dr. Seuss pointed out: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”
What are you reading on these hot summer days? Leave a comment if you want to share.