Some of the books the girls had me read to them inspired me to ask the same question. Of course, I don't have the sweet accent of Gru. I am hoping that someday my Rosetta Stone Russian practice will enable me to at least pretend to have a sweet accent.
Where was I?
Right. Children's literature.
If you've seen Despicable Me--as I did just a few days ago--you may recall that the beauty of the scene where Gru reads isn't the excellence of the writing. Rather, it's the way the simple story speaks directly to him. The books which make up Sonlight's homeschool curriculum are often similarly moving (and, I think, much better from a literary perspective). My dad frequently got emotional while reading one of the Read-Alouds to us before bed. Really great literature is the kind that moves us, even if the language is simple.
What books have you recently read to your children which have impacted you?
Filmmaker, Writer, Empty Nester
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