The Tale of Despereaux

United States
March 1, 2008 11:01am CST
My son came to me and told me his favorite book to date is a book by the name of The Tale of Despereaux. Its a book about a mouse that was born with his eyes open and is in love with a human princess. He's really excited about the book and has told me about his love for it several times. Does your child like to read and does he or she have a favorite book? I would love to hear of other wonderful tales that I can tell my son about.
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@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
2 Mar 08
my son doesn't tell me it's his favourite book or anything like that but he always wants to read basically the same book again and again so i know that he likes those particular books. he takes an interest in reading for now and i'm really happy but sometimes, i worry that he might lost interest too so like you said, i stay down with him and read from time to time though not everyday or often as he might get bored. there are 3 books that he takes particular interest in. it's actually a package i ordered from readers digest before he was even born. they're basically the first book of nature, colour and rhyming words. i'll tell you the title and brief description accordingly. the first is 'Rumples and Tumbles go to the country' it's basically about 2 toy rabbits' journey on trying to find out what the colour of a real rabbit is. they're 'city rabbits' so they see the country in a new light. the second is 'Mouse's magic paints' it's about a mouse that receives a magic paint set and the different colours that he makes do with. the third is 'Bear in a chair' this is the simplest of all. they're all in one sentences with rhyming words like bear in a chair, fish on a dish, etc. i had better give the authors too in case some are interested. grins the first written by david lloyd, the second is by tim healy and the third is also by tim healy. there are others in the pack too that my son likes but these 3 are the ones that he reads often and he knows the story more or less.
• United States
2 Mar 08
Thanks for sharing those books. I'll be sure to look them up.
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
1 Mar 08
My son loves books and his shelves are full of all sorts from Disney stories to Whales, Dolphins, Dinosaurs and others. He is only 5 and is learning to read and recognises a lot of easy words already. I try to read to him every night and we go through each story reading it together. It's really rewarding when he tries really hard to sound our difficult words. I never read with my parents when I was younger - it just wasn't something that was done when I was little.
• United States
1 Mar 08
I think its very important to sit down and read with your children. It really does influence their future.