I had the pleasure of chatting with the youngest member of the Washington family
about all things books.
Please welcome Caleb as he shares why books make him happy.
Me (aka Helen aka Mom): Hi Caleb. Thanks so much for taking time to talk to me
Caleb: Sure, anytime.
Me: Caleb, before we start talking about books. Tell me about what you like
Caleb: Well, I like to read books. (Caleb laughs uncontrollably)
I like to ride my bike, my scooter, my skateboard and do lots of sports like soccer,
basketball and football.
I play chess and like to sleep.
I also like to sleepover with friends and hang out with my family.
Oh, I like doing stop motion animation with my Lego guys.
I also like to sleep.
Me: I would guess this is why your pajamas are your favorite clothing.
(Personally I think he is still making up for not sleeping much his first two
years of life…but what do I know?)
Me: What were your favorite picture books when you were little?
Me: Oh, I love Little Bear.
Caleb: I know Mom.
Me: Do you remember when you began to read on your own?
What were your favorite books?
Me: Yes and I remember you took to saying I, Caleb the Great as well.
You worked really hard to read every book in the My Weird School series.
Caleb: Yeah, I always went straight to the library computer to find the books
I hadn’t read and put them on hold.
Me: What book(s) did you enjoy having read aloud to you?
Caleb: The End of the Beginning. That book was so funny.
Me: If I didn’t know before we read that book, I knew afterwards that
you have an incredible sense of humor. The book has humor that slowly builds
as the stories unfolds and when you laughed, it made me laugh hard as well.
Then you would grab the book and make me let you read the funny part over again.
Of course we would start laughing all over again.
Me: Between you and your sisters, you are the undisputed champion regarding
reading book series. What is it about series of books that you like so much?
Caleb: The reason I like to read books that are in a series is that if the first book
is good, I know the second book will be even better. I don’t like the stories
to end and I like to know what happens to the characters. Why read something
else when you have a sure thing?
Me: So naturally Caleb, share your favorite book series.
Me: Caleb, if you could recommend any book to another 11 year-old,
what would it be and why?
Caleb: Percy Jackson and the Olympians. The books draw me in and they
are full of action, suspense and mythology.
They are just full of surprises.
Me: What books are you reading now?
Me: Caleb thanks so much for talking to me about books.
Caleb: No prob.
Me: And I hope the photographer who takes your pictures when you graduate
from high school, has just as much trouble catching you in the frame!
This post is apart of the 31 days…yet again series
about books. You can find the entire series here.