[Source: Chapel Hill Snippets]
When I read When Nana Says…. by Shannon Moore Fitzgerald, I immediately traveled back in time to when my own children were little. Ben, my son, surrounded himself with his toy cars in his bed, driving them on his pillow, naming them, and ultimately sleeping with them. My twin daughters possessed myriad beanie babies, stuffed animals, and other assorted items which covered their beds. Sometimes it was hard to find a spot for the child to lay due to the treasured toys. With all three children, after learning to read, this assortment of animals and cars was ultimately replaced by books piled around the beds—a great imagination in a young child stimulates a love for reading.