I think I have been waiting for this day with greater anticipation than I realized. Yesterday the Dragon brought me Alan's Peter Pan book from childhood and asked me to read it to him. Not only a chapter book, but a fairy tale chapter book! Yaaaaayyyy!
Yesterday we read two chapters, today another three. I just now returned from the grocery store to hear the babysitter reading more of it to him downstairs. (Never mind my irritation at him for going ahead with it without me. I'll catch up.)
I can't believe how thrilled I am. Maybe because the story is interesting to me, too. I can sink my teeth into it the way I can't into freaking Thomas the Tank Engine or Goodnight Moon or any of those other godforsaken books. Suddenly the summer seems so much more exciting.
What are you excited about right now? And/or -- though I'm sure we've done a thread like this before -- what are your favorite early chapter books?