S.O.L. #25 out of 31
The Stingbug Book
Stereotyping a Book; I judged a book by it's cover
I know where she got it. It was from her brother's room. I had ordered the book from the Missouri Conservation Department when my son was interested in identifying some of the strange bugs he had captured a long while back. But now she has it ? and wants to read it? before bed? really? It even has a stinkbug on the cover. ewww!!
All of these thoughts quickly flooded my head. Even though I am sure my face and eyes held a sour grimace, I'm so glad I didn't let any of these words slip from my lips because we actually had a fabulous time reading this book together.
At first, I thought I could get away with just thumbing through the book, looking and talking about the pictures. But no...she insisted I read the words to her. We read the fun fact and we read each section about the species, habitat, life cycle and food. There was even a ruler at the bottom of each page that indicates the relative size of each bug. So we had an impromptu lesson on measurement that I was completely surprised she comprehended as well. All in all, I am glad I didn't squelch her desire to learn about these bugs as much as I am glad I resisted the urge to squash the bugs that my son enjoys capturing.
P.S. This spawned a trip to the local library in which she picked out more non-fiction books. This time about sports, space and dogs! Why not!?!