This week's Works for Me Wednesday over with Shannon at Rocks in my Dryer is a themed edition. Simply put the posts are all begging for ideas on the things that have us completely stumped.
Now, Toots is a little over three and, I think, old enough to start learning to read rather than just cleverly memorise what words look like so she can fob mommy off at a later date (trust me there's a difference).
For this I need your help. I have quite a lot of books at home for her, a lot of them are along the idea of flashcards, and the more recent ones are short children's stories. However, the story books have been written by idiots.
She isn't engaged by them in the slightest, they're brightly coloured and that's about it. There's no plot, moral to the story, nothing to make it stick in her head.
They aren't even repetitve in the "see spot run, see spot jump" kind of way I remember my first books as being.
What I would like is for you to give me the names of books or authors of children's books which you're children were mad about.
What did they love and ask for night after night. Basically, which books did you eventually claim "you couldn't find" when your kids asked for them.
I'm not particular, I'll take suggestions for anything, modern, time tested classics, anything at all.
Please help a woman desperate for her child's memories of her early reading experiences not to be "hmmmm".