I didn’t coin the term “bookivore” but it could not be a more accurate descriptor for my Adelaide.
Adelaide loves books. LOVES THEM! When she’s being quiet, this is usually where I find her:
And for a long time, in addition to looking at the pictures and turning the pages, she also enjoyed chewing on them. I am so happy to say that this habit has subsided, but it left us with a lovely book collection.
My mom pointed out that “this is why it’s hard to find good used children’s books”. Clearly I’m not the only mother harboring a bookivore!
I had to move the “good books” to a safe place while all the eating was going on. I’m going to give it another month or so, and if this proper book behavior continues, then we’ll bring the “good books” back out.
I hope her love of books continues all her life!
(For reading….not eating…)