When I was in grade 4 in small town, Manitoba, my teacher set us up with a volunteer reader from our community. She was a wonderful lady, likely in her late 60s from Scotland and she had the most fabulous accent. She was so lovely and so kind and she would come to the school once a week and she read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to my class. I don't know if it was the fact that she was choosing to do this out of the goodness of her heart or if it was the accent or if it was just such a great story, but from then on, I have loved to read. I have since read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to my three boys and they loved it as well. I still read almost every night to my kids. Two out of the three of them can read on their own, but there is something about having a story read to you that makes it that much more special. I hope that they will enjoy the escape that books can give us from the everyday busy lives that we all lead.