Thursday, February 2, 2012

Another Ethan first: He listened through chapter three of Redwall.

A friend at church recommended the Redwall Adventures series by Brian Jacques as excellent for children. Knowing almost nothing about it, I decided to take a look a few days ago when biking past the library with Ethan. My first thoughts when I picked up the book: (1) novel, (2) no pictures. This would be new to Ethan, but I figured there was no harm in checking out the book to see what would happen.

When Ethan saw the book, he told me he didn’t want to hear the story. I offered to just read a bit while he put his pajamas on. Reluctantly, he agreed. By the time he had changed, he was hooked. He climbed into the rocking chair with me, and we finished chapter one. That was a couple days ago. He still likes his picture books, which keep variety at story times, but as of this evening, we’re through chapter three and he can’t wait to see if Cluny the Scourge is going to ruin all the feasting delights at the Redwall abbey. Daddy wants to know, too.