January 20, 2012

Post #2783 – 20120120

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Pinkwater,

My daughter (and I) loved your books when she was young. Now I want to send some to my grandniece, who is 7 but has a high reading level. How do I know what books are appropriate for what level? Do you have a rating system, or something?


Daniel replies:

I have never been able to figure it out. There have been kids 7 and under who read, understand, and ask questions about novels I have written, and full grown adults who read, and sometimes understand, basic picture books. I would say, you know your grandniece--trust your instincts.