Mid-way through he said: "I don't like this book."
Me: "I don't either, do you want to pick out another one?"
O: "No. Let's finish it."
[I proceed to read more]
Two pages from the end, O: "I don't like this book."
Me: "Should I stop reading it? Do you want another one?"
O: "Hmm. yes. Here, I'll put that back on the shelf." [puts book on top of the shelf, turns back to me.] "Do they have any books with buses?"
Me: "Probably, maybe we should ask."
O: "O-tay. I'll do it all by myself." [he walks up to the counter, careful to make sure I wasn't following him too closely -- "No Mommy, I'm doing it all by myself!"]
At the counter, Bethany (Children's librarian extraordinaire): "Hi, Oscar, what's up?"
O: "Do you have any books with buses?"
Bethany: "Let me check the computer to see what's in. [checks] Yes we do! A school bus book just came in. Should I get it for you from the back?"
[Bethany goes to the back and gets a book, comes back with a Donald Crews Book about school buses -- this woman knows her books.]
O: [smiles big at the school bus book]
Bethany: "Will this one work?"
Still with a big smile on his face, O: "I'll take it!"
[Gives Bethany the library card that I gave him while she was retrieving the book, Bethany checks out the book. O turns back to me hugging his book.]
O: "I did it all by myself!" [Big toothy grin on both his face and Bethany's. ]
Life does not get better than this.