As any parent knows, children can become very attached to things. Their favorite blanket, stuffed animal, spoon, spot on the couch; all of these things can become critically important to a young child. A meal that isn’t on their “favorite plate” could result in a meltdown.
Funny enough, when children are learning to read, they can become attached to favorite characters too. This is wonderful, until they are “too old” to read Duck and Goose books. All of a sudden, they are devastated that their favorite characters cannot grow up with them. Children will often choose to revisit books well below their current reading level simply to enjoy their familiar friends.
This phenomenon can also happen in the reverse. Parents may have many fond memories of a character from their younger reading days but find that their child is not quite old enough to enjoy the same books they loved so well. The darling characters in Winnie the Pooh, Paddington, or Little House on the Prairie can become lifelong favorites, but it can be hard to get small children to sit through books written for those children who have higher reading levels.
Thankfully, many publishers and authors are expanding the appeal of some of their most beloved characters by creating books for many different ages and reading levels, all starring the same lovable childhood friends.
You can find these and many more popular characters here at Frisco Public Library!