When I was growing up my Dad would read to us every night. Now I don't remember the little stories he would read us, I remember the on going novels. He would read us "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" followed by "Huckleberry Finn" and "Charlotte's Web".
I don't remember "Charlotte's Web" as well but I really remember Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Every night we would sit in the family room while my Dad would make the characters come alive by acting each character out. I enjoyed listening to him read and would look forward to it.
I decided that I wanted to carry that tradition on to my kids. So with much searching I was able to purchase the exact set my Dad had when we were younger which happens to be a beautiful set filled with great illustrations at the beginning of each chapter.
We started this week and I hope that my kids will enjoy it as much as I did when I was younger. I want to pass on what my dad passed on to me and hopefully build the same memories that I enjoyed as a child.
P.S. the picture above is not the same book as I mentioned in my post.