I'm feeling about as muddled as I ever have,
but look, I find an amazon review for Dexter Bexley like this:
"My children, ages 3 and 7, insist that I read this book to them every night. My 3 year old has memorized the words so that she can "read" along with me. It's a wonderful story with beautiful illustration. We love it so much, we are now searching for everything by Joel Stewart to add to our collection."
And I feel about as proud as I ever have, too.
I had one book that I memorized that way as a child, and it has remained that important ever since.