by EHP on Friday, October 01, 2010
The modern mother of a boy may occasionally worry that her son may never read anything other than Captain Underpants. While this bathroom humor classic can be an excellent inducement to read, (and even a little bit funny) she may hope that her son will move on to books without flatulence, underwear, or intentional mis-spellings. The well mannered mother may also wonder how she is ever going to curb potty mouth dinner conversation, if her son is reading Sir Fartsalot Hunts the Booger at bedtime. Such a mother can find inspiration in a recent opinion piece, "How to Raise Boys who Read" in the Wall Street Journal. Read it here and then head to John Scieszka's website, "Guys Read" for some book ideas.