We found ourselves up to a few things this Friday, but the best thing we found was some time in a bookstore – and a new llama llama book.
I also love finding a book that seems so particularly appropriate at the moment. A few things I’ve noticed reading and reading and reading to F (and watching her operate in a bookstore) – she loves letters, she loves flaps that she can lift, and she loves remembering the sequencing in a story, or how one thing builds on another.
I found this alphabet book today, and besides having all sorts of quirky things for the different letters…
…it also has a “door” on each page that opens to show the alphabet room slowly filling with the cumulative menagerie of items from earlier letters. The relationships between the objects and animals and characters change on each page, and we spent ages looking at this book again and again. One of my favorite parts is after you pass “I” is for “Ivy”, the pot of ivy in the room grows and grows, and then every once in awhile gets eaten by the lamb. You can see the poor pot of ivy with just one lone stem, and the telltale ivy hanging out of the lamb’s mouth. Hope this Friday finds you well.