Recently my preschooler came home from school and talked about one of her teachers reading, Where the Wild Things Are, and asked if I could get it from the library. I of course obliged and we picked it up and have since read it a few times.
I know I had to have read it as a child, but I’m not a hundred percent certain. I can remember it throughout my childhood, on a friend's bookcase, at school, seeing it at the school library, and here is where my confession comes from. I never read it because the cover made me think the illustrations were horrible and I would not like it.
I never read it when I was teaching. I never read it to my oldest. I only read it to my youngest because of her specific request.
Here’s the second part of the confession.
I was right. I did not like it. I was correct, I did not like the illustrations. The story was ‘meh,’ and I’d rather read 234434 other books. Is it the worst book I’ve had to read to a child? GOODNESS, NO. (IYKYK).
Will I read it again? Yes, because the preschooler has already requested that I get it AGAIN from the library and I’m not a monster who keeps books from my kid just because I don’t like it.
But, will I try to get my husband to do most of the reading? Most likely.