In which The Five-Year-Old explains how to pick a great book

Mr. PUtter & Tabby Stir the Soup by Cynthia Rylant. The latest in a very long string of excellent books brought home by The Five-Year-Old, and the book which triggered this morning's question.

Mr. Putter & Tabby Stir the Soup by Cynthia Rylant, the latest in a long line of excellent books brought home by The Five-Year-Old.

The Five-Year-Old visits her school library every week. And every week she comes home with a simply fabulous book. Meanwhile, I’ve been lugging home dud after dud.

So I asked her, “The Five-Year-Old, you bring the best books home from school. How do you do it?”

The Five-Year-Old, matter-of-factly: “I look for cats on the cover.”

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About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book, Did Dinosaurs Have Belly Buttons?, is currently planned for release in 2018. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, chatting about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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One Response to In which The Five-Year-Old explains how to pick a great book

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