[LMB] OT: reading aloud to kids (was: ISO Calibrated Book Recommendations)

Jo Anne Fatherly joanne at jafath.com
Sun Sep 2 04:06:13 BST 2007


At 07:16 PM 9/1/2007, you wrote:
>On 9/1/07, Laura Gallagher <celticdragonfly at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > It was just the weird experience of taking a book I'd enjoyed reading
> > to myself, and trying reading it out loud to Karl to get him
> > interested - and finding that this book, read out loud, felt
> > embarrassing and dragging and not nearly as good as I remembered
> > feeling about it when I read it to myself.

Having read aloud to my kids A LOT, I ran into this more than once. 
Most memorable disappointments were Five Little Peppers (I must have 
skipped all the saccharine moralizing when I was reading to myself) 
and Doctor Dolittle.

Jo Anne




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