Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Will Read for Pizza

John has the reading bug.

I would love to report that this is driven by a pure love of the written word. No, no. Book It! has started. Elementary students across the nation will read for Personal Pan Pizzas from Pizza Hut. The purist in me might recoil, but the pragmatist remembers John's ditty wafting forward from the back seat a week or two ago: I hate reading! I hate reading!

Yes, yes. Purgatory for the former English teacher. Nails on the proverbial chalkboard. I hate reading! Bahhhhhhh!

Junk food, however, levels the playing field. What John won't do out of passion, he will gladly do if a Meal Lover's Pizza will be coming his way.

With that in mind, I am joining Hallie over at Moxie Wife who is collecting Five Favorites. Here are five of our favorite books:

1. I can recite this one:

2. Hilarious and clever. The vowels are sly, two-faced creatures who favor the opera. The more common consonants go in for boxing matches. The Y's are a house divided. Can't recommend this one enough.

3. A new addition to our library. Press the dots, and they get bigger. Tilt the book, and the dots slide off the page. So fun.

4. Arnold Lobel just rocks! John can now read this one!

5. And oldie but a goodie:

Of course, I've left off a zillion other winners. Cathedral Mouse, the Carl books, Mike Mulligan and the Steam Shovel, and the list goes on and on.

Head over to Hallie's to add your favorites.


Kris said...

Mike Mulligan was a perennial favorite for all 4 of my boys. I think I purchased it twice, because the first copy got so bedraggled. If it's any consolation, I had "that" boy that hated reading. In 2nd grade, I finally discovered a series of chapter books that he totally fell in love with, and finally made the connection that reading can be fun and funny. After that, he joined his brothers in the "always has a book going" club. Both my husband and I are huge readers and I hated that one of my kids didn't like to read.

Maia said...

I get so so SO excited about children's books! I love old classics and love discovering new ones to enjoy! Great list.