4 Year Old Chicago Boy Reads 100 Books in a Day
I was quite a reader as a kid, but I wasn't even close to being in the same league as Caleb Green. My dad gave me reading assignments for summer vacations when I was a kid, but he only gave me six books to read over a 3 month span. 100 in a day would have overstretched my capacity.
Then again, there aren't many 4 year olds like Chicago's Caleb Green. When Caleb announced to his parents that he wanted to do a reading marathon of 100 books, his dad, Sylus Green, admits to being skeptical.
"I was like, '100, son? That's a lot of books.' So at first, I had the gut reaction to talk him down a little bit but he was like, 'No, I want to read 100,'" Sylus Green told WLS-TV.
Green said he learned a valuable lesson from his son's accomplishment.
"I learned to just dream bigger and I am going to set unrealistic goals for myself this coming year and I'm going to be inspired by Caleb to not quit on him and just push through it," he said. "I want to be a basketball player. When I am 22 I want to be an astronaut and when I'm 23 I want to be a Ninja Turtle."
Caleb accomplished his mission of 100 books in a day, pausing after each 10th book to break into a little celebratory dance, while his mom and dad live-streamed it all on Facebook.