I Taught My Daughter To Read. She Taught Me To Slow Down.

Roald Dahl’s The BFG was the first real book my five-year-old daughter and I read together.

In case you’re unfamiliar with it, the BFG is a terrifying yet funny story about Sophie. The BFG kidnaps this young British orphan from her bed and whisks her away to Giant Country, a land populated by even larger giants who eat small children.

Teaching my daughter how to read the BFG was an exercise in how to slow down. It wasn’t a lesson I set out to l…

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