Wednesday, January 12, 2011
To Get All Meta on You: Books about Books, Libraries and Reading
"Oh, magic hour when a child first knows it can read printed words!
For quite a while, Francie had been spelling out letters, sounding them and then putting the sounds together to mean a word. But one day, she look at a page and the word mouse had instantaneous meaning. She looked at the word and the picture of a gray mouse scampered through her mind. She looked farther and when she saw "horse," she heard him pawing the ground and saw the sun glint on his glossy coat. The word "running" hit her suddenly and she breathed hard as though running herself....
From that time on, the world was hers for the reading. She would never be lonely again..."
And there you go.