For this week’s WRAD Blog Post, the challenge was to interview someone I haven’t spoken to about reading before. I took the term “someone new” literally, and chose a baby (well, toddler), clearly an expert in the field of being read aloud to. And although I know this person quite well, I learned a few new things about him through this exchange.
1. I think everyone in the world should read…
Me: Indie Children’s Books!
Me: Jimmy Fallon because I’m sure it would be a good laugh
Someone New: Dada (a.k.a. Daddy)
3. When I read aloud, my favorite character to impersonate is…
Me: The cast of animal characters in the Spanish-language picture book El animal más alto, largo, verde, café y pequeño de la selva by Keith Faulkner. And no, I don’t speak Spanish, so it’s quite funny to hear me read this one aloud.
Someone New: I can’t read
4. The genre or author that takes up the most room on my bookshelf (or e-reader) is…
Me: Right now it’s a tie between children’s books and books about Australia.
Someone New: Kids books
5. My favorite part about reading aloud or being read to is…
Me: Creating a tone from the collection of images, words and details in a story.
Someone New: Picking out little things in the pictures
This was such fun! And such a great idea to create an opportunity to talk to someone new about reading aloud.
If you haven’t already, check out the Busy Librarian for details on the WRAD and the WRAD Blogging Challenge in preparation for World Read Aloud Day on March 8th!