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The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Board book)

by Eric Carle

The Problem With Summer Reading 31

Summer reading assignments and reading quizzes and book reports don’t teach our students how to be readers. They teach them that reading is a school-centered activity. That it is a chore. That they aren’t good at it if they can’t remember insignificant plot points. These assignments set students up to cheat, or to fail, and always to regard reading as a drag.

Goodnight Stars, Goodnight Air: Reconnecting with Children's Books as a Parent 13

The market for children’s books is probably more resistant to cultural churn than just about any other slice of the consumer economy; it’s a closed circuit that reproduces itself one generation after another.