When I was younger my mom encouraged me to read any and everything. At the time I was not interested. Between after school activities and the desire to have fun with my friends, I had no interest in picking up a book. Once I started reading I could not stop. Growing up my favorite book was Wacky Wednesday by Dr. Seuss. That book opened up my imagination. Seeing things go wrong but in a funny way made the world of imagination all the more vibrant for me.
I decided then and there that I had to read anything and everything I could get my hands on. I burned a hole in my library card because I used it so much. Now as a senior in college nothing has changed. I still read until I can barely keep my eyes open and I am always looking out for new books to add to my list. While it might sound cliché, my mom was right, (She always is but that is another story). Part of what made reading so magical for me was that my mom encouraged me and made it a fun experience. Working with Ferst I get the chance to be a part of making that world of imagination where you can be a sultan in a far of land, a firefighter saving the day, or even a kid whose Wednesday does not go as planned, a stepping stone in a child’s education and growth.
So, what’s in a book, you might ask. A world of imagination, a chance to go to places you may never get to visit in real life, but there are also relationships. Books create a chance for parents and kids to create a bond. Wacky Wednesday was a portal to a new world that I would not have been able to take part in ,if not for my mom.