Re “Memories of a Bedtime Book Club,” by Dwight Garner (Critic’s Notebook, April 25):
A loved and memorable children’s book carries you and your child’s DNA, so to speak; it is your literary inheritance.
No one ever outgrows a great children’s book because inside every adult is a child. Let the attic be home to other things, but not to these very alive and shared stories and memories. Mr. Garner’s own reverie while packing the books into boxes is proof enough.
As children navigate the sometimes turbulent world of adolescence and young adulthood, let these stories show them who they were and who they might become. Why not begin again the habit of reading aloud to your children?
Reading the written word and sharing thoughts offer rewards that should not have any imposed statute of limitations.
DIANE W. FRANKENSTEIN
San Francisco, April 25, 2013
The writer is the author of “Reading Together: Everything You Need to Know to Raise a Child Who Loves to Read.”