Chronicling the books we read to our children (and perhaps the books they read themselves). Can we read 500 before they turn 12? Only time will tell.

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Read to Julia, Feb. 5, 2005

The Whingdingdilly by Bill Peet. Scamp is a farm dog who dreams of being a show horse. He meets Zildy, a witch who could grant his desire, but convinces him instead to become a Whingdingdilly -- a bizarre mixture of rhinoceros, reindeer, elephant, giraffe, and zebra. The Whingdingdilly scares everyone in town, and Scamp learns that his best friend Orvie loved him just as he was.

Bill Peet is a good author for Julia right now. His stories are fairly long for a picture book (think William Steig), but there's still plenty of interesting illustrations to look at. Bought at a library book sale.

I also read the first chapter of Winnie-the-Pooh to Jaymie and Julia. Julia wasn't very excited at first, but when she realized that she knew the story from the Disney movies, she warmed right up to the idea.


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