This is what naptime in the afternoons looks like for us. :) My mom gave us a bunch of vintage Happy Hollisters books and Emma is really enjoying them. These are her first real chapter books! I just realized that. My very first chapter books were Betsy and Tacy series – I remember how proud I was to be reading all by myself!
Emma’s favorite Hollister is Holly, who is a little girl 6 years old (just like Emma, who just turned 6 on the 8th). Of course, these children are much more mature than the 6-year-olds she’s read about in many modern picture books and short stories. I appreciate that about older literature, don’t you? They didn’t dumb things down back then.
Apparently this book features quite a mystery, with the kids trying to find out who robbed a store. The only clue is a hat… It’s just too cute seeing her so interested in reading, and it quite impresses me that she is ready for a long-term read like this. I love it!