Sunday, February 08, 2009

No, David!

Last week Luke discovered one of the few picture books I bought (and lugged around from dorm to apartment to apartment to apartment) during college. No, David!, in case you've never read it, is based on a series of pictures the author drew at age 5 depicting him doing various naughty things while his mother told him "No!" I thought it was hilarious the first time I read it, and now that Luke's discovered it he's decided it's the only book he wants to read at naptime and bedtime. The pictures are...interesting (Juan thinks David looks demonic) but I think the real draw for our son is the text. Luke, like all toddlers, is very interested in doing things himself and the fact that he can "read" almost the whole book delights him. Every turn of the page results in a hearty, "No, David!" from Luke, followed by giggles.

As passionate as I am about books, I can't say how happy I am to see Luke taking real joy in books. I really don't even care what books he loves, as long as he keeps loving them.


M said...

Oh, he and Gilly need to hang. David is one of her favorites as well. And, yes, David is a little strange looking but that is part of the charm, right?

(BTW: Your husband would be delighted to know that nearly all of Highland High School is on FB. :)

Kathleen said...

I feel the same way about Elanor. It's just been in the past two weeks or so that she's really started showing an interest in books, and I love it. She will sit in her little chair and just page through them for what feels like a really long time for a kid her age. I LOVE it! YAY for toddlers and books!!