My favorite read aloud of the year is the book, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. I look forward to reading it every year and I still cry at the sad parts. I am currently reading it with my fourth graders but this year has been different. After completing our unit on Greek myths, my students have been comparing Edward to Narcissus…go Common Core!!! We have been collecting evidence to show that he is narcissistic or vain. (I still break out into Carly Simon every time I hear that word.) I am reading this book with new eyes and so are my students.