I have a fondness for Go Dog Go by P.D. Eastman. In fact, when I was a senior in high school, my mother gave it away. I made such a fuss that my dad bought a new copy as a graduation gift for me.
My sister and I would take turns reading every other page of the tongue twisters known as Fox in Socks by Dr. Seuss. We would sit on the couch, trying to outdo each other in speed and accuracy.
These days there are lots more beginning reader books than back when I was kid in the 1970s.
Starting Tuesday, January 19, and continuing every other week until March 29, beginning readers (children, ages five through seven) and their grown-ups are invited to meet in the Children’s Services Program Room at the Main Library from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. We will read some old and new favorites and participate in other reading-related activities.