What books have you read to your kids until you can recite them backwards and forwards?
Reading has always been a huge part of my life. At the moment, I’m rather wistful for the times when I could read 3-4 novels a week, having very little else on my list of things to do in the evenings! The non kid-lit is, alas, buried most of the time.
I do read to my kids almost every day, even if it’s one book or chapter a night. Most of the time I let them pick, but sometimes I dictate based on how fast I want them to get into bed. My husband is a master story-teller, and has characters he’s been developing for years now with our older son. I’m not so cool, I just read books when it’s my turn for bedtime rituals :).
The burning question here is … does anyone else have to read “Curious George goes to the Hospital” every single freaking day?! Some days I get a reprieve, and it’s Curious George Rides a Bike, or Richard Scarry’s Busy Day (firetruck page please!). The days it has to be a super short story, I gag my way through Tinka Bakes A Cake (Mercer Mayer, what were you thinking?!) and once again fail to find any redeeming features in it.
So, what have you read a gazillion times?!