A group of members recently formed a children’s literature group. Bonded by the love of children’s literature the group meets once a week to share. From three to six former teachers, librarians, mothers, and bibliophiles gather to read discovered treasures to each other.
Discussions follow that may involve the story and often centers on the illustrations. Does the book have a message? What does it say for today? My, that picture should be framed. As the word (pun intended) of the group grows others will be encouraged to share a book from childhood, parenthood, or library search. What an apt way to let the past enrich our present.
Lessons from Charlotte, Pooh and even an old turtle are ours for the reading.