Hello, and welcome to my first Red Room blog entry. :-)
The topic of the week is L. Frank Baum's "Wizard of Oz." I suspect a lot of people will write about their fondness for the film; it's one of my favorites, too. However, my favorite memories of Baum's story feature my mother reading aloud from the book to me.
One chapter a night at bedtime, that was the rule. So, each night I would eagerly get ready for bed so that I could be tucked in and ready to hear about Dorothy's adventures in the Emerald City, Munchkinland and Quadling Country. I remember that she had a magical cap that controlled the flying monkeys, and that the shoes were silver instead of ruby. I even remember the little line drawings in the book that we had.
Reading to kids gets them interested in reading for themselves, and creates lifelong learners into the bargain. I am grateful to my mother for starting me on the road that eventually made me an author myself.
Causes Sharon Cathcart Supports
Shadow Forest Authors, Operation eBook Drop, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS