5. Look at and discuss the illustrations, too. They are clues to the story.
6. Involve your kids by asking questions such as, “What was he doing in this picture?”
7. Accept all answers. Don’t say, “No” or “That’s wrong.” Instead ask, “Why do you think that?” The book belongs to the reader’s imagination as well as the creator. Ask questions such as, “Why,” “How” and “What do you think happened after the end of the story?”
8. Sub-text is what goes on underneath the story. Some kids “get” it. Others do later. This is one way books and stories help broaden our horizons. Embrace it.
the sub-text is the fun part to design for me