I took the kids to the library yesterday, and we got quite a surprise! A few weeks ago, Issa entered an essay contest for kids 8 and under. She refused to let me see what she wrote addressing the prompt, "Write a story about your favorite place."
As we were selecting our books, a librarian approached Issa, with her essay in hand, and told her she had won:
My favorite place is the library becase I get books. I read the books. Thay are cool! When I was five I got my one library card. I get books then I check owt.
I think I'll keep her.