Writing Prompt: Living With Captain Underpants
In this month's essay, Lisa Harper reflects on her five-year-old son's love of books and the impact a certain superhero has made. "There is more to books for young readers than letter-learning, things more important than decoding phonics," she writes. "There are things sensed and things dreamt, things that vault him away from heaven and earth and into the strange whirling of his imagination. Already these things bring him a new version of the world."
Name your beginning reader's favorite book or book series. What is your child learning from it?
Karna Converse is a freelance writer who’s written everything from technical documentation and price proposals to newsletter articles, devotionals, personal profiles and essays. Her essays have been published in a variety of regional and national publications, including The Christian Science Monitor, Notre Dame Magazine, the Cup of Comfort and Chicken Soup anthologies, Our Iowa, and on Iowa Public Radio. She and her husband are parents to three young adults. Karna is a former blog editor, senior editor, managing editor, and editor-in-chief of Literary Mama.
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