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A Bus Full of Books Please

We have won the lottery, but we do not want to spoil you Mamma Sandwich said to her daughter, eight-year-old Lou. Your papa says we will buy you one thing that you want badly. If it is within reason, and our budget, we will do it gladly. A bus full of books is what I want answered little Lou. Nonfiction, fiction, joke books, and Spanish books too. Books! Not video games or a couple of trampolines? No, Lou replied. I want none of those banal boring things. Her father the professor bought out a library’s shelves at eight. They brought them home in a school bus. Lou yelled out “great!” Mom said, “I hope she wants to read half this much when she is nine.” “She will,” her father the professor replied, for this daughter is all mine.”

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Date: 11/30/2022 12:13:00 PM
I do agree that reading habits are fostered by parents and grandparents. If they are readers and are encouraging, the children will likely be, too.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 12/3/2022 7:02:00 PM
I read at least an hour every night to my children when they were babies; two love to read - not so much the third one, but I was too busy to read to her an hour every night when she was a baby.