What a wonderful birch tree you’ve drawn. I also like how you plan to bring a cushion with you as you climb the tree so that you have something comfortable to sit on when you read your book up there.
I am writing a new picture book about a boy who builds a tree house in an old maple tree in his backyard. I wrote it because I have a very old maple tree in my backyard, and way up high I can see an old clothesline wheel that’s stuck in the trunk. That wheel must have been installed decades ago and has been long abandoned. I wonder if there had once been a tree house in my tree. It is too big and much too high to climb now, but I like the thought that children might have read on its boughs once upon a time.
It is so nice that you’ve been reading in the same chair as when you were a baby who was being read to. I hope you are able to keep that chair forever. Maybe you can read to your own baby in that chair after you grow up. Be sure to keep some of your favorite books from when you were little!
Dear Aline, Thank you for this wonderful drawing of your living room, an incredible blend of many perspectives. You look so comfy sitting in your favorite spot on your big and long couch. I love all the details you’ve included, such as the floor lamp with the pull chain, the TV, your graphically bold rug and the smaller couch.
I am very intrigued about what is sitting on the piece of furniture to your left?
How wonderful that you’ve found a quiet and private place to read. I can just see you sitting beneath your wardrobe that is hanging in your closet. I like reading in bed just before I go to sleep. I have a fear of small dark places like closets, so that wouldn’t work for me.
Your teacher sounds wonderful, creating such a welcoming reading space in your class and stocking it with books and comfortable beanbag chairs. I’m so honoured to have one of my books included in your classroom. Thanks so much for sharing your love of reading with me.