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Old 04-17-2011, 09:48 PM   #1
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Do you pre-read library books?

DS1 picked out a book, generally I'll do a quick flip through just to make sure they're not mini-novels (they get 3 books a night, I will not read huge long books though LOL) but never really glance at the content (aside from vetoing most character books)

Well I was reading DS their book and one had a man in a car with a speech bubble that said &@(*%# above it and then the actual page was something along the lines of "The boys learned a lot of new vocabulary words that day"

Not my husband curses like a truck driver who used to be a sailor who is in a motorcycle gang so I'm not super sensitive to the 4-letter words...but this sort of made me LOL I'm sure some people wouldn't really appreciate the book...

Do you pre-read library books before reading them to your kids?? (not like Harry Potter/etc...but just the Children's picture books...)
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Re: Do you pre-read library books?

I flip through them...of course we have a library of books in our house and I've read all of them at least once ... my old classroom stash
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Re: Do you pre-read library books?

I scan over them real quick. I have gotten books that I got home and read and thought, oh my gosh this is never coming back in the this house! I hide it til its time to go back to the library!
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Re: Do you pre-read library books?

I've read that book! Don't they go to a friend's house and watch a video that they learn those words from? I can't remember which book that was!
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I've read that book! Don't they go to a friend's house and watch a video that they learn those words from? I can't remember which book that was!
No, it's The Two boys that had the best week ever or something along those lines. They went on a hiking trip and the dad or whoever was driving taught them the words LOL

I never pre-read, I just flip through and make sure there aren't 9 million words or boring pictures haha

DS1 is a VERY good reader so he is the one that asked me what &$#(*$@ spelled haha
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No, it's The Two boys that had the best week ever or something along those lines. They went on a hiking trip and the dad or whoever was driving taught them the words LOL

I never pre-read, I just flip through and make sure there aren't 9 million words or boring pictures haha

DS1 is a VERY good reader so he is the one that asked me what &$#(*$@ spelled haha
Well darn it, now that's going to drive me nuts. I guess there's two books out there that have that in it! My 5 year old brought the one I'm thinking of home from school.
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Re: Do you pre-read library books?

Not really. I flip through it really quick to make sure it's not in Spanish and doesn't have a million words on a page, but that's about it. Since my kids can't read and I'm the only one who reads to them, I can "edit" something out while reading and then hide the book if I come across something I don't approve of.
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Not really. I flip through it really quick to make sure it's not in Spanish and doesn't have a million words on a page, but that's about it. Since my kids can't read and I'm the only one who reads to them, I can "edit" something out while reading and then hide the book if I come across something I don't approve of.
Same here, except I wouldn't mind books in spanish. ODD is still too young to read, so I edit if needed.
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We were shopping at the thrift store, and I found what looked like might be a nice book about the coming of spring. It was actually about a dead bird who proved to be scientifically interesting and fun to taxidermy.
YES! Nothing is more fun then taxidermy!! You would think that would scare kids, I was cleaning fish the other day, and kinda hoping DS wouldn't notice, but he kept poking them yelling "FISSSSH!!" Kids are weird.
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Re: Do you pre-read library books?

Usually. I took DD to the library today for story time, but it is over until September. We pulled up a few chairs and DD brought me Little Red Riding Hood to read, so I didn't bother screening it. I should have! This version had the woodsman come hack the wolf open AFTER he ate the granny & Red whole. Before we even got to the eating part, DD (who knows the general story and usually gets scared from my overzealous "ALL THE BETTER TO EAT YOU WITH") said she didn't want to finish the story. I said "No, sweetie, it's okay. This is a children's story, so it can't be that bad. Let's see what happens..." Well, she was definitely disturbed. Poor kid. I had to point out that the story was written to help teach kids that they shouldn't talk to strangers, and she got that, but I don't think she liked the idea of being eaten alive.
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