At first she thought the story might be too long and that the kids might get restless but they sat through it and kept asking WHAT? to the question at the end of each page: But did you know where the paperclip was before this? So they liked it! And the story "worked" for 3-year-olds!
She sent me this email today:
I finally got to read your book to my preschoolers this afternoon! Finally!! I mentioned that you wrote the book and they even asked what your name is. I told them that you are my friend and that you were in the Philippines. One even said, "Cool!" I was so happy to share your story to them.
My kids loved it. At the end of the story, I gave each child a paperclip (even though I didn't have the yellow paperclip with purple spots, but instead gave them the normal silver one) and asked them where they will take the paperclip. Here are their answers:
- Henry - in a box
- Alexander- in my daddy's car
- Jake - in the airport
- Max and Emma - in a treasure
- Sammy - in the airport
- Ruomo - in the airplane going to China to see my baba (dad)
- Nate - my house
- Dani - to my sister's school