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

Writer of things ranging from optical network switching white papers to genetic testing patient education materials to historical fiction set in an 1880s asylum. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), my writerly self can be found blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, or musing about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.wordpress.com.
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One Response to In which The Five-Year-Old explains how to pick a great book

  1. Pingback: The Six-Year-Old turns the corner | CATERPICKLES

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