Weekly Gift Idea: Books for Children

Dr S 1You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child. Dr. Seuss (thanks to brainyquote.com)

The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read. Abraham Lincoln (thanks to brainyquote.com)

You cannot open a book without learning something. Confucius (thanks to brainyquote.com)

The first book I ever read was Dick and Jane. Thousands of us can say that same thing. But the books I like best when I was a kid, with a Jimmy microbe books. Later it was anything written by Edgar Rice Burroughs. But my favorite childhood book was I Was a Headhunter by Lewis Vance Cummings.

My wife’s favorite book was The Secret Garden and Anne of Green Gables. She passed these around to our grandchildren over the years. My wife’s caregiver says that she made her boys read Ann of Green Gables to give them culture.

Books are great gifts for children. Our children loved books and they still do. Reading is a good habit to get into and the best time to get into it is when you are young.

Buy a child a book and then read it to him or her.

Even teenagers like to be read to. We had a teacher when I was in junior high school, Miss Bowdidge, who always read to us. In fact, we begged her to read to us so we could sit there and listen to her instead of work.

Sounded like a good idea at the time.

JohnSanta and Sleigh

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