Visiting the Library, Just Like Homer Children have books that they love to read again and again, maybe it's this book. Reading a book again and again is comforting, and a child who is comfortable with books is a child who will love to learn. It is also wonderful to take your child to your local library to check out many more great books. Tell the librarian what your child's favorite book /thing to do/or what his favorite animal is. Librarians' favorite thing to do is find new books for your child to love. You might introduce the idea of going to the library by talking about Homer. You could ask something like, "Does Homer like to go to the library? Should we go to the library too?" As you are walking or driving to the library you might talk with your child about Homer's first library trip. Maybe you can look for the places in your community that Homer visited, like the post office or the fire station. Making connections like these between books and your child's real world can make a book a stronger experience. Listening to the Town, Just Like Homer: Poor Homer was frightened by many of the noises in his community. He heard the sounds of fire trucks, banging garbage cans, and sneezes. When you are on a walk with your child, try listening for the sounds of your community. Have your child guess what she hears. Together guess which sounds Homer would like and which sounds Homer would not like.