I simply kissed him on top of his head and handed him Tangerine by Edward Bloor, a book which is on his required summer reading list, has received rave reviews, and at 323 pages Timothy will be able to finish it before we leave next week for Lake Tahoe. I also reminded him that, so far, he's been faithfully reading a book a week and it would be terrible to ruin such a stellar streak. He was skeptical, but I can be pretty persuasive.
And to make things especially exciting (and because what boy doesn't like some healthy competition?) I am giving away a copy of Tangerine to one lucky winner! You have until Sunday night to leave a comment below, and when I post next week's summer reading selection I will also announce the winner and mail you the book (it will be shipped from Amazon).
My kid reads, your kid reads. That's what I call a win-win situation.
Good luck, and happy reading!
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