A child’s serious head injury required surgery and plenty of rest at home. Scary stuff. How to help Miles relax and take his mind away from his boo-boo? Reading aloud, of course. Miles loved ‘Jennie reading’ when he was in my classroom. I read a few picture books today, and then we became engrossed, together, in chapter reading.
For an hour we were on a wild island with Roz, the robot who was in a crate on a cargo ship, washed ashore during a hurricane, and activated by the otters. I finally stopped reading after the bears tried to attack Roz. Miles did not want me to leave.
He has no idea what is ahead in the book – adventures, learning how to help animals on the island, and slowly becoming less and less of a robot. I will visit Miles every week to read The Wild Robot as he heals. I feel like Peter Falk reading to his grandson in the movie, “The Princess Bride.”
“Children make your life important” –Erma Bombeck-