Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Of course, there are only a select few that she will allow to be read (although those are read over and over. And over and over.) For instance, she loves the complete works of Sandra Boynton, but dislikes Ezra Jack Keats. Her affection for Eric Carle is bit flaky--she loves all the "___ Bear, ____ Bear, What Do You See?" books but hates "The Very Quiet Cricket." She loves the ending of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar," but loathes the little pages with all the fruit. (I'm not kidding. Screams. And it's not because it's a weird page-turning experience, since she's fine with other weird page-turning books. And she likes fruit. I don't get it.)
It's not about length, since there are some really long books she loves. It's not about the kind of artwork, since there's some serious variation in styles here. She just likes what she likes.