"Not so long ago, before she could even speak words, Trixie went on an errand with her Daddy . . . "
Bookworm's interest at 21 months: He sat on my lap and read the whole thing, in the middle of a busy store, next to an enticing train table that he had been playing with moments before and immediately after. Despite the surroundings, he seemed to enjoy the book, and understood, at least somewhat, what was happening. He likes to say "hop hop" for bunnies, and he could see that the book starred a "Dada" and baby. I'm not sure that he saw the humor in the babbled words yet, which struck my husband and I as funny, because he's been babbling (in addition to real words) many made up words lately. The longest one, which he started this morning and has said about 30 times, is "Ha-bee-do-dah-di!," always followed by raucous laughter.