"She looked below the apple tree, but she saw only apples."
Bookworm's interest at 21 months: This was his favorite of the five books we took out of the library today, and we've read it many times. He points to the ducklings and counts them as they appear.
"While they slept, a hungry snake went looking for dinner. On his way he found a nice big jar. / 'I will fill this jar with dinner,' he said."
Bookworm's interest at 21 months: He didn't make it quite through the whole thing. I admit that I didn't try very hard to keep him engaged. See "Parent's Peeve."
Parent's Peeve: Ick.
Bookworm's interest at 21 months: I knew as I thumbed through this at the library that he would enjoy it, and he did. He really likes looking at scenes together, identifying objects, discussing colors, counting, etc. I'm looking forward to reading it more with him this week and seeing if I notice the subtler points of the book.
Parent's Peeve: The bridge is perplexing me a bit. As other objects multiply, it seems there is still only one bridge. Until the number 8, when there are then two bridges. I feel like there's something I'm missing, like the number of connecting roads and waterways maybe. If the number of bridges doesn't have to do with anything, I don't like that. If I figure out that it has something to do with multiples, factors, primes, or something like that, then I'll love the book. I like a book with hidden layers.