I know book orders are supposed to be great and all because reading is great, right? But every time we get a book order from school, I end up being annoyed. Mostly because the book order has a lot of things that aren't books and those are the things that my daughter actually wants. For example:
So basically one is a sparkly drawing book. And the other is a musical instrument that she's going to play badly until I want to scratch out my ears. In any case, neither of them is going to encourage her to do more reading.
And then if I don't order something from the book order, she feels bad when the books come and she doesn't get any. It's a lose lose.