10 signs your kid might be reading too many books

April 20, 2011

You know your kid has been reading too many books when...
The Travels of Babar
1. She describes that annoying kid on the playground as a "scoundrel." (Thanks, Babar.)
Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse
2. She requests that she be allowed to do all her favorite activities "until dawn." Play, stay in the bath, eat chocolate, etc. (Courtesy of Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse.)
Rosa's Room
3. She tells you that she is "quite fond" of her room. (No idea where that came from, but it sounds bookish.)
The Original Curious George
4. She uses the word "curious" to describe inanimate objects. As in "Look at this curious stick I found." Again, I haven't been able to track down the book this came from. All I know is that I don't use this word this way. When I asked her where she learned that word, she said, "Curious George!"
Biofino Venezia Ice Cream Cones
5. When given the choice of keeping the book from a Chick-fil-A kids meal or trading it in for an ice cream cone, she chooses the book every time.
The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes Gift Edition with Charm
6. She tells people she meets that she has 20 children. (Due to  The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes )
Jim and the Beanstalk
7. You can convince her to eat all of her dinner not because you asked her to, but because she thinks it will help advance her goal of one day becoming a real giant. (Her favorite giant book is Jim and the Beanstalk.)
8. She begs you to take her to Paris one day, not to see the Eiffel Tower, but to have a play date with Madeline.
Bambi (Disney Bambi) (Little Golden Book)Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
9. She thinks hunters are mystical creatures in the same category as elves, fairies, Santa Claus, and the Easter bunny. (I think we owe this to stories like Bambi and Snow White, and fairy tales in general.)
The Night Before Christmas - Illustrations First Published 1949 by Leonard Weisgard, This Edition Published with Permission, 3rd Printing 1997Walt Disney's Peter Pan (Little Golden Book)
10. When you tell her for the 100th time that fairies, elves, Santa Claus, and the Easter bunny are not real--that they are only found in stories--she just smiles indulgently at you (in the same way that adults smile at children who believe in Santa Claus), says, "I know, I know, Mom." and keeps on believing with all of her heart.


Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree said...

Love it! Cassie is a book addict too! (maybe not as much as your daughter!)

Candice S. said...

This is beautifully written. I love it!! Children are so influenced by the things that they love.. Harmony, my daughter, is the same way when it comes to phrases and vocabulary use picked up from her favorite books. These are excellent choices!


Lauren said...

I love it! Fun!

Amy said...

what a sweet post! i want to go to the library now!

Your Baby Booty said...

I love this!! Sooo sweet:)

Jackie said...

This is great! Love it!

silly eagle books said...

thanks, everyone. :)

Melissa said...

I love this post.
and no child or person can read too many books! Sydney says things all the time that remind me of different books we know and love!

Christina said...

What a sweet post, I especially like #10.

Love and Lollipops said...

A lovely post! My Little One is becoming quite the bookworm...which is just fine by me. If I take too long to start reading a book in my hand, he says "Say words Mommy!"...which means "Read Mommy". You have also been such an inspiration in my selection of books...thanks Vanessa!!

silly eagle books said...

Of course, Georgia! I'm so glad to share great books with friends. :)

Amanda Kay said...

Just read this and thought it was great! Hope you don't mind if I share it on Weekend Links on my blog. It's too cute not to pass along!

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