I've been thinking about a quote I've heard quite often, "Readers Make Leaders." I've thought about this quote and it was always just that- a quote. But the other day I had one of those "light bulb moments" and realized that readers do make leaders. Why? When one reads your imagination expands, you dream, you take in all the sights, smells and wonder of the words you're reading. Ever watch TV and wonder what you just watched? I can't remember TV shows from my childhood but I do remember books. One of my favorite books that I received from my Aunt Nancy when I was about nine years old was 'Mr. Tweety'. This book has a plain brown cover and doesn't look exciting just by looking at the cover. However, when I opened the book and began reading I was lost in the adventure of a bird and a lady. This story remained with me all these years and when my son was about seven I ordered the book from Amazon. I want him to have good memories of great books that go with him through adulthood. Yes, movies are fun and exciting! But when was the last time you read a book that took you beyond your white picket fences? And made you think? Remember a book from your childhood? Share your adventure with us.
This is a very simple but lovely true story about a rescued robin that makes his home with a mother and her two children. They drive across the U.S. and have adventures with people and a bird.