I was watching my sisters two beautiful (and very wiggly) kids for a few day while she was out of town. They are not very big readers. To encourage reading, I went to the library and checked out a dozen beautifully illustrated children books. Now here was the catch, one of the 12 books contained a swear word. (Come on, I remember the first time I read a swear word in a book, I damn near wore out the page rereading it at the tender age of 8, the book was James and the Giant Peach!) Now I told these bright children that inside these beautiful and magical books that not only would you travel to faraway places and become kings and queens, and even a toad, but there was also a SWEAR WORD!!!! I would not tell them which book-after all, begging means nothing to a seasoned veteran like myself! Read on!!! Let the games begin. They read all the books even after they found the swear word!!!!
Planting the seeds of reading one swear word at a time!