A couple of weeks ago, we found ourselves in an old, old, old bookstore. Adrian marched right in and said "I'm looking for 'The Book of Cowboys' by Holling. Do you have it?"
He didn't. But, was he ever thrilled to have book talk with Adrian. Adrian could talk about books all.day.long. Like his mama, much? And Adrian loves OLD books best. And then Audra told him how she loves the Blue Fairy and Red Fairy books by Andrew Lang. She wants more old fairy tales, not Disney ones.
The owner said, "We never have kids interested in old books. Pick something, anything you'd like. I'm going to give it to you for free."
Both kids picked perfectly.