Today Jack is reviewing a book in the Goosebumps series called Ghost Beach. He seemed to really enjoy this book, and actually read it twice. That has to be high praise when you’re 6 and have next to zero attention span.
(Should I tell you that Jack is pooping while we conduct this interview? Sure, why not. It’s the only way he’ll sit still for a minute so I can ask him some questions. And I think the visual helps.)
me: So what did you think of this book?
Jack: It was pretty good, and it was cool, that’s all.
me: What was your favorite part?
Jack: Ohhhh when they were in the cemetery and hands were popping up.
me: Didn’t that scare you?
Jack: No, because it wasn’t real. They just made it up.
me: Would you read it again?
me: What about other kids reading it, would you recommend it?
Jack: It’s pretty scary, so they would have to be at least 6 years and older to read it.
me: Was it hard for you to read, like lots of big words?
Jack: Not really.
me: What do you do if you come across a word that you don’t know.
Jack: Uhhh, just sound it out.
me: But what if you don’t know what it means?
Jack: Mom, I just ask YOU!
me: Oh, true… So should we get more Goosebumps books?
Jack: That’s probably the only one.
me: Why do you think that?
Jack: It doesn’t have a number or anything.
me: I think there are like hundreds of Goosebumps books.
Jack: No. How do you know?
me: I’ve seen them before. They’ve been around for years.
Jack: Well bring one over here and prove it.