All this month, we’re sharing books that speak to the beauty and wonder of language. This one follows a young boy on his path of learning to read, recognizing how sets of lines form letters that correspond with the sounds of our language, and how those letters come together in groups to form words that convey meaning and purpose. Learning to read is a wondrous process and a beautiful one to behold and watch unfold in our children.
If you've ever traveled internationally to a place where you don't speak the language it can feel a little overwhelming at first. Simple things like deciphering shop and street signs takes more mental energy than normal. Which is exactly what I remember from my younger years, when first learning how to read. Then, almost suddenly it seems, symbols, shapes, and letters finally come into focus. And an entirely new world unfolds. One you can't help feel a little excited about. Because now you can read every billboard and bus number with newfound wonder. Do you remember that sensation? Experience it once again in this exceptional take on literacy and language acquisition.