But I'm starting to see the value in the cheap paperback bookorder versions too...and even the value in some of the mass produced, popular character books that are not quite great literature.
- The paperback ones actually hold up pretty well when you reinforce the binding with good mailing tape. (If you don't know what that means, click on the link. It will extend the life of your paperback and boardbooks by at least 3 or 4 times.)
- My kids LOVE the books with their favorite characters, even if I don't see them as great works of literature...and who wants to spend full price for those kinds of books?
- I don't have to pay shipping...which is important when there are no bookstores nearby.
- And most of all...Firecracker WANTS to read them and it gives her motivation to read more.