Rylan is the boy who loves reading. He is part of my library read-aloud group, a big part. That’s because he listens with his heart, and his mind. His body tells me so. Rylan’s eyes are glued to me, and he leans forward so he doesn’t miss a word.
I am reading aloud The Wild Robot Escapes, by Peter Brown, the sequel to The Wild Robot. Rylan loves this book. So do the other children. I love this book.
Our first library meeting this year, we talked about robots. Rylan told us all how he wouldn’t want to be a robot, because… his hands found the words he wanted to say. They waved, passionately, as he described how it is important to have feeling and thinking – a robot doesn’t have that, but Roz does. She is the robot in the book.
Oh, Rylan – you ‘get it’ and understand.
For Halloween, Rylan was a robot. I asked him about that. He said, “Oh yes, that book!” He was Roz, and he added lights to the costume.
I asked Rylan his favorite part of the book. He said, “The part where he goes in the sewer. Then he comes out. The Recos see him.” Thank you, Rylan. This is a great part of an excellent book. I’m so glad that you were a robot for Halloween.
I absolutely LOVE this and must find the book so that I can read it too. I loved the little fellow’s robot costume. I am so happy that some folks take the time to not only read to their children, but to go to the effort to make them a costume that the children can remember when they are grown up. All children should have the blessings of experiences like this. Thank you kindly. You are such a wonderful person!
Thank you, Anne. You are so right in your reflections and thoughts. The child’s costume spoke volumes about his love of reading and his family. Your kind words are much appreciated. 😊
That is so cool!
I think so, too! 🙂
So cute! I’m glad he ‘got’ it!
Me, too Ritu! 🙂
What a great robot outfit! I love to see ‘home-made’ dressing-up. So much more fun than costumes bought from a shop. 🙂
Best wishes, Pete.
I agree on the homemade outfits. This robot had lights and more. Very cool!
That is so lovely Jennie!
Thank you, Opher!
It’s so cool when you can see the enthusiasm.
Very much so!
That’s a brilliant robot costume and how wonderful that he has embraced reading and the books with such passion!
I thought the same thing, Annika! 🙂
It’s so great to hear about children who love to read. His costume is great too.
You are so right, Darlene! And the costume had cool ‘bells and whistles’.
Rylan ‘gets it’…such a hopeful statement for us (me) to hear.
I felt exactly the same way, Laura. Hopeful, for sure. 😀
Oh Jennie, what an honor to have our reader celebrated on your wonderful blog! Thank you so much for honoring his passion for books and the way it informs who he is. We are so very lucky to have you spend time with our young readers! Thank you so much for the time and energy you devote to them. ❤
Thank you, Kate! I so appreciate your kind words. Truly, the pleasure and honor is mine. ❤️
A great costume, Jennie. Michael used to love to dress up. He spent one entire December dressed up as Peter Pan.
I haven’t read that one! I’ll have to add to our reading list. They’re so cute in those costumes.
Start with the first book, The Wild Robot. This one in the post is the sequel. So very good!! Your grandson will love it. Don’t you just love his costume!
Thats great Jennie! I am always wondering about the wonderful ideas you have. Best wishes for the weekend. Michael
Thank you, Michael!
I adore your very dedicated work, and the always valuable ideas. Have a great weekend. Michael
Thank you so much, Michael. Happy Weekend to you. 🙂
You too, Jennie! Best wishes, MIchael.
That was an excellent choice in his part for his Halloween costume! I love it when children get the story and it becomes part of who they are. 😊
Thanks so much, Sarah! Making that connection is terrific. And he did it very well!
Thank you for sharing Ryan’s story. Such a delightful read. I will get this book for my granddaughters! I love robots. 💕.
I’m so glad! Get the first book, The Wild Robot, along with this sequel. They will love it! Thank you for reading and enjoying. 🙂
Thanks so much Jennie! ♥.
You’re welcome, Niki!
That’s so cute !!
We really do underestimate our little ones sometimes. What a refreshing story of the one that gets it. 😉
Thank you, Marlene. Yes, he really does get it. Made my day. 🙂