Sunday, September 04, 2011

Well Done, Mr. Potter

The little dude plowed through Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone with great delight back in May, but when he lost interest in Chamber of Secrets(book 2), we didn’t really encourage him to keep going. He’s only six, and there are plenty of years ahead for reading.

Then he got another kick start to reading fantasy with Lloyd Alexander’s Book of Three this week, and suddenly, he’s back on Potter, blazing through Chamber of Secrets and halfway through Prisoner of Azkaban (book 3).

The questions and enthusiasm have been infectious – both SwingDaddy and I loved the books and movies so much – and I sewed him a broom for Quidditch today. The broomstick is a wooden dowel, carefully padded in felt to reduce the potential damage to house and younger brother. His immediate follow up request was for a Quidditch robe in Gryffindor red, and then for the broom to “really fly.”

We’ll work on that.

2 comments:

Bob said...

Looking good, creative designs.

mayberry said...

Is this the sound of your creative abilities coming back to bite you? ("Make it fly!")