We read a lot of books around here--and have been doing so for a long time. But it was only this week that I first heard the phrase, "Read it again, mommy!"
This happened after reading Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann. We had just returned from the library and Juliet was pawing through the book bag. The glorious pinkness caught her eye and she asked me to read her this one.
We sat on the couch, read it through and after reading the last page, she immediately cried out, "Read it again, Mommy!" I was a little shocked. Not sure what to do.
I didn't really want to read it again.
But I did.
And it was fun. Because this time, Juliet chimed in and laughed and giggled even more so than during the first reading.
The story is of a little girl who indulges in too many pink cupcakes. This results in her turning pink. Her doctor instructs her to eat green things to offset the pink, but she doesn't listen and instead eats more pink cupcakes. This ends up with her turning RED.
Red is not all it's cracked up to be, so she ends up eating the green stuff and turns back to normal. Funny and incredibly appealing to a three-year-old girl.
Stand Back said the elephant, I'm going to Sneeze! by Patricia Thomas from a thrift store and when we read it that night, it too, got the re-read request.
I was wondering if this would be a new thing--we have to read all books through twice now, but so far, it's only happened these two times.
This book really is funny. An elephant is about to sneeze and all the animals beg him not, too. I think it will become one of our favorites.
What books do your children beg you to read twice (or more times) in a row?
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