Bubba and I are almost a week into our journey, and we have already read more than 50 books together… Well, that’s not exactly accurate. I guess I should take a step back and say that Bubba has decided that reading only library books is NOT an option. He made this decision pretty clear earlier in the week – after we had only read about 5 books!
I think he was beginning to have some withdrawal symptoms from not hearing is favorite stories! It was like he was on his own little mission – a mission to listen to a book that HE picked out! In this case, it was The Very Hungry Caterpillar. I tried to read him a new library book, but he would push the book away and shove HIS book into my chest to get me to read it to him. After trying a couple times to get him interested in the library book, I finally gave up and read Bubba his book.
Of course, this opened the floodgate and we are now reading his favorite books along with our library books each day! I think I’ve counted 8 readings of both The Very Hungry Caterpillar and My Precious Little Bear, 5 readings of The Snowy Day, 7 readings of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, 3 or 4 readings of Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?, and 5 readings of Melissa Everett’s Baa, Baa, Black Sheep.
Luckily, I’ve been on break and I’ve been able to read to him as much as he wants. Next week I go back to work, so we’ll have to wait and see how many library (and “Bubba Favorite”) books we can get through when teaching takes up the majority of my day!