My son was over the moon when an ARC of Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist Book 2: The Basilisk's Lair arrived addressed to him last week. He quickly re-read the first book (Nathaniel Fludd, Beastologist Book 1: Flight of the Phoenix) before moving on to book 2. I knew he was hooked when he got to the end of the first chapter, gave a fist pump and yelled "Oh yeah!"
When he finished the ARC he wrote a thank you note and drew a few pictures inspired by the books.
I love raising a reader. There's just something about sharing the excitement of a new book that always makes me happy.