In the last year and a half my oldest has learned to read. She's know how to read for awhile but it's been in the last year that she has moved on from the picture books and Level One readers to book with "lots and lots of words" according to her. It's been a long time since I've children's books and I had no idea what to buy for her.
It was one of the first times (and there have been many since) where I had that feeling that all parents get when they realize that their child is looking at them like they are so out of touch. Don't you know what's cool? Sorry Sweetheart, Mommy still blasts Backstreet Boys circa 2000 when she feels old.
It was a lovely lady at a local bookstore store that directed me to the Diary of a Wimpy Kid section (Thank you Lesley!) and I brought her home the first in the series (because you should always start in the beginning?). And just like that I was cool again.
Of course it didn't last but for that moment I was in touch with the youth. Or at least Lesley was.
And that is why I was just as excited as my daughter when the most recent book in the series was released this month. (Imagine the cool points I won when I told her that I was getting to review it early too). Queen B snatched it up and it didn't see her the rest of the evening. She emerged from her room the next day to tell me she was finished and it was the best book yet.
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While we are talking cool I want to tell you about Wimp E-Books. I am thinking about buying my little reader a entry e-book reader this Christmas and the Wimp E-Books are something I know she'd love to have.