We have always loved reading. Good books are treasures: they reward re-reading again and again! These are a few treasures we recommend:
Of course first of all, great illustrations are such a treat. Elisabeth the Treasure Hunter has them. And then, speaking as a former little girl, it was wonderful to have a heroine who was fun and smart and outside having an adventure!
Pepper and Salt could be nominated for best illustrations ever! And the short stories are fabulous, too. Many of them are about clever people who outwit the bigwigs, and that is always fun.
Well, there may be some stuff that E.B. White wrote that isn’t good, but I’ve never read it. Stuart Little is all about plucky Stuart the mouse, and his amazing adventures. Also highly recommended are any of E.B. White’s essay collections. And of course, he wrote Charlotte’s Web.
Another all-time classic, Wind In the Willows is great to read to yourself or to read aloud, as my father did for me and my siblings. Reading aloud is a great pastime to do with children. As usual, the book is way better than the movie! Just open to the first page and be immediately drawn in to the the life of the river bank and these great characters!