We love Dolly Parton

Country singer Dolly Parton has big fans in this household. For more than just her lovely voice and HUGE ... personality. Parton started her Imagination Library in 1986 to put age-appropriate books in the hands of Tennessee children age birth to five. The program has grown to counties across the US to Canada and even the UK.

I feel fortunate that our county participates in the program. Will enjoyed getting a new book once a month and several have became favorites. While the selection of books varies, every child starts and ends with the same book. The first book is "The Little Engine That Could" by Watty Piper. Having turned five this month Will received his last book, "Look Out Kindergarten, Here I Come!" by Nancy Carlson.

It's an impressive stack of books when you put them all together! Some of Will's favorites have been:

"Born Yesterday: The Diary of a Young Journalist" by James Solheim
"Llama Llama Red Pajama" by Anna Dewdney
"Easy Street" by Rita Gray
"Now I'm Big" by Margaret Miller
"Welcome to the Zoo" by Alison Jay
"Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy" by David Soman and Jacky Davis
"Take Care, Good Knight" by Shelley Moore Thomas

But just because Will is five does not mean books will stop coming with the mailman. I look forward to seeing what books will become Joseph's favorites as they arrive at our door.

Thank you Imagination Library!

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