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He won’t read it.  He hates everything. #4

By David TeagueThe Children’s Book Review
Published: August 20, 2012

Of course, every boy isn’t a reluctant reader.  A lot of boys love books.  All we’re trying to do is get as many as possible to strike their pup-tents in camp #1 and pitch them in Camp #2.

To quote the great Jon Scieszka (which is something I do quite frequently and with stellar results):

“Boys aren’t believing that ‘Reading is wonderful.’ Reading is often difficult and boring for them. Let’s start with “Here is one book . . . you might like”

Sometimes, as I ponder tactics for encouraging the “reluctant readers” in my life (typically late-elementary through middle-school boys), I cast my mind back to an earlier generation’s paragon of averseness, Mikey [Life cereal commercial]. Only instead of confronting Mikey with healthy breakfast cereal, in

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: May 11, 2010

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