Is Your Child Reading?

When Z isn't reading, I blame the TV, videogames, and even too much homework.

But the truth is, he isn't reading because he doesn't know what to read.

Every time he's had a reading lull, he snaps out of it when we find good reading material.

I don't know why I spend days fussing, threatening him with statements like, “Your brain is going to turn to mush!” when really all I need to do is get a stack of good books and say, “Take a look.”

I finally got a clue and did this the other day.

He got excited about 12 Things to do before you Crash and Burn.
As a teacher, I wouldn't teach it, but I'd mention it to students who like authors with a good sense of humor and quirky characters.