3/11/19

Have I Ever Told You? by Shani King

When our kids were little, my husband and I would read them stories at bedtime. Some of our favorite books were funny and memorable. The titles were, "If you give a mouse a cookie?", "Horton hatches an egg." and many more. We would make funny voices as we read the books. As the kids grew-up,  we started having them read to us. One book that my son is reading to us is "Have I ever told you?" by Shani King. You are probably wondering why our son is reading this to us? 
We have the kids read silly and funny books to us to keep the magic of reading.  Of course, our kids are now reading more intense books that discuss history, politics and math. Some of their current reads are very boring but necessary for their education. Having our kids read to us books like, "Have I ever told you?" helps to make family time silly and yet educational.  As they read, this book actually sparked conversation about using uncomfortable words.  The book talks about doing the right thing and being brave to discuss any topic they have questions about.  As a result, our boys wanted to discuss why adults and some preteens / teens use foul language. We engaged in some very interesting and insightful dialog after reading the book.  

This book has a great message of be kind, thoughtful and you can achieve anything you set your mind to. The pages are filled with great reminders for both children and adults of what this world needs more of everyday. We hope that this books captures your heart just like did ours.

Amazon says:"This little book holds the message of dignity that every child on this earth needs to hear: You are loved. You matter. You make me smile. You make me the happiest person in the world, just by being you."

  • ISBN-10: 0884487199
  • ISBN-13: 978-0884487197
We are also reading, "Miss Pinkeltink's Purse." A story about a lady with no home but a big heart. A little girl will change her situation.  "Nobody is too small to do something BIG!"  

Another great book to read with your kids and teach compassion towards others. 

https://www.amazon.com/Miss-Pinkeltinks-Purse-Patty-Brozo/dp/0884486265

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