Several years ago, I read to a kindergarten student at Vernon Elementary School. Every Wednesday, as we selected which books we were going to share, he pulled “Cat in the Hat” off the shelf and that was the one we made sure to read together. On the last day of the year, Gina, our SMART coordinator, planned a lovely celebration for all of the children and their reading buddies. My reading buddy finished his punch and cookies and before heading back to class, ran over to the book shelf, picked up a book and with a big smile, “Could you read it to me one more time?” I think you can guess what book he selected. I shared that book with him every week for an entire year and he never got tired of listening to it.