I’ve read 45 million books to children in my life. As a first grade teacher, I read every single Caldecott and Newberry Award winning book to my students. I’ve written countless lesson plans on every single one of these stories that I practically know everyone by heart.
But every once and a while you come across a new book or new author that does something to you when you read it. Add that to the fact that I’m reading a bed time story to my own son and you have this perfect storm of emotional electricity coursing through your veins.
ON THE NIGHT YOU WERE BORN was just that book. Holy crap did this story
conjure up some flashbacks of great classes and students, a little mix of my own parents reading to me along with some of my favorite teachers from years past… And stir in the fact that in now the one sharing these stories with my own little one… And you have one great
Had to blog this one. Couldn’t let this experience slip out of reach without documenting it. I know, I know…
It’s all cute and mushy. But hey I’m a sucker for a good children’s book.