As you read, talk together about the connections between the words of the book and its illustrations, graphs, photographs, even layout and colors. Would changing the visual appearance of the book make it have a different impact? If you only heard the book but never saw it, would that make a difference? As you start a new book together, try having one person read a portion aloud before allowing you to actually see the book. When you see the book, how is it different from what you imagined? Would you have designed a different appearance for this book?
Fears and Phobias
If you like to be scared or if you are fascinated by fear and what you can do to live with it, try some the books in this month’s TogetheRead theme. Even people with disabling phobias learn to cope with their limitations. See how people handle irrational fears them as you read and talk together. Make fear less scary!