We’re taking a break from our nightly Harry Potter reading with my son (age 6.5) because the books get a little dark after the third one. He was just heartbroken when we announced the hiatus. Then my husband cracked out Treasure Island.
I’m not sure who is enjoying this more, the husband or the kid.
Also not sure that the kid is really following the story always. Some of the language “trundling a barrow” and such is a little unfamiliar. But who cares? He’s lost in his imagination and loving it. I imagine he will re-read the story himself in later years and say “Huh! That guy was the BAD guy? Who knew!?”
What do you read with your kids?