Last week, as Liliana and I were recording books together we were talking about who else could record books for her. She loves to hear all kinds of readers - grandparents, babysitters, ladies at the library, poets on the subway. All storytellers.
And then this other thought has been swimming around in my head for awhile - some of the books that I read to Liliana (and plan to read) are ones that I loved as a child. I bet I'm not alone in this.
We read the books we like to our kids - and we should. And our parents likely did the same. So, this is how you get multiple generations reading Caps for Sale or Charlotte's Web. Because we liked it as kids, so of course our kids will like it too.
So here's the idea...instead of a Mother's Day card,
Send your mom a book.
Maybe it's a book that you love so much you want HER to read it to your kids.
Or, a book that she showed you and it enlightened you, inspired you, made you want to keep reading - helped to make you into the person you are today.
And inside, inscribe it with a thank you note.
Happy (early) Mother's Day!