"They counted the stars in the night sky. 'Let's teach our baby to fly,' said Goose. 'Good idea,' said Duck. 'I'm sure our baby will be a fast learner,' said Duck. 'If it takes after you and me, I'm sure you're right,' agreed Goose."
Bookworm's interest at 17 months: I think he is a little young for this now, but he did enjoy flipping through it. When I explained that the cover showed an egg, he looked around the room until he found his plastic Easter eggs to show me that he understood. What a charmer.
"Harold decided one evening to take a trip through the alphabet, from A to Z. / To go on any trip he had to leave home. He started with A for Attic."
Bookworm's interest at 17 months: I grabbed this off the shelf and showed him, and he was instantly taken with it. He kept saying "Dada" for the D page. When I was just reviewing it now and looking it over, I thought, "hmm, that's weird, why do they keep drawing the D on every page?" And then I realized, it's the moon. Doh. He hasn't wanted to read it since we got home, which doesn't surprise me, since he won't read the other Harold and the Purple Crayon books yet either, but it only cost us 50 cents.
"Yucky music, great big feet. Ladies smelling way too sweet. Look at knees and stand in line. Llama Llama starts to whine."
Bookworm's interest at 17 months: He was surprisingly attentive to this, in light of the length of it (really more suitable for an older child). When I pick it up and ask if he wants to read it, he almost always indicates that he does, and we make it through 1/2-all of it. I can see it becoming a favorite later.
"Macaroni Penguin, Macaroni Penguin, what do you see? I see a sea lion splashing by me."
Bookworm's interest at 17 months: He doesn't love it or hate it. He hands it to me to read and we get through some of it, but he hasn't asked me to repeat it yet. Of course, it could become a favorite tomorrow.
Parent's Peeve: I admit that I had never heard of a "macaroni penguin" before.