Wednesday, April 23, 2008
I'm not sure that Maya understands yet when she gets a new book. There a quite a few books around the house, and library books come in and go out all of the time. But one thing I know she likes to do is choose books. Check out Maya perusing the big kid books at home.
And here she is picking out books at the library.
And maybe you're saying she's just taking them out. But check out her technique in this video.
The little boy in Book!, by Kristine O'Connell George and illustrated by Maggie Smith, is definitely excited about his new book. He can turn the pages and put it on the shelf (upside down of course). He reads it to the baby and the cat. He can read it anywhere, on his mommy's lap, under a table, upside down, or on his head. And of course he takes it to bed.
Considering the popularity of books about people who love books like Anne Fadiman, this may be a good introduction to bibliophilia for your little one.