Minnie cannot actually read yet. But she does love looking through her novels at the little illustrations. And perhaps at the words and the letters and the beauty of a typed page.
We are now reading 'James and the Giant Peach' and 'The BFG,' which Minnie assures us is not too scary. We have finished 'Charlotte's Web' (at which I cried hysterically at the end) and 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.' Minnie concluded that Mr Willy Wonka would have loved a son like Charlie - I think she is right.
Minnie's collection of novels was given a major boost by my excited buying from The Book Depository. With no shipping costs and discounted books prices, it really is addictive. I think I tell Steve every day how much I love The Book Depository. Yes, I know that would be better to always buy locally and we most defiantly still do. But I cannot justify spending double the price at the local bookstore for every book purchase we make.
In the pile for reading we now have;
I love both reading aloud and having the opportunity to re-read all my childhood favourites. Minnie has decided that she will read these 'grown up books' to the baby when it is born. What a lovely big sister this new baby has.