Updated Top Five

Dear Kristen,

Your knitting is always beautiful!  I’m a particular fan of that color scheme – it feels very Kristen-like.  As is the podcast suggestion…which I’ve bought into.  I’ve downloaded the first few to listen to when clothes need folding and Munchkin is sleeping.  Its hard to dance to Alfred the Great’s bio – which is currently one of her favorite activities.

Her favorite activities and foods are constantly changing which keeps life interesting – which is a tame way of saying that I’m always on my toes!  Though her love for dancing and pretzels is fairly new, her love of reading discussed here continues in full force.

Now that she’s a little older, we let her pick out the story for bedtime and she’s been favoring five for the past few weeks.

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  1. Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton – Munchkin refers to this as “Hat Book” and enjoys covering her mouth in astonishment every time the turkey makes an “oops!”  She then precedes to laugh merrily at herself.
  2. Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown – This is the “googite” book and a classic.  It was one of my favorites, too.
  3. Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey – This was a gift from some dear friends and Munchkin loves it.  She refers to it with something that sounds close to “strawberry” but not exactly that.  But there’s always at least one “yummy!” during the reading.
  4. The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle – This has become a very interactive book.  On every page is a different farm animal that introduces themselves with their typical animal “noise.”  Munchkin supplies those EVERY time.  Then she wants to sing the nursery rhyme “Itsy Bitsy Spider” when we’re done.
  5. Down by the Cool of the Pool by Tony Mitton and Guy Parker-Rees – This is the “frog book,” though if I’m honest, frog doesn’t always come out of Munchkin’s mouth very accurately.  My theory as to why this is a favorite is because the animals are dancing and because she gets to say “Whee!!” as loud as possible.

So there you have it!  Her newest favorites in the literary world!  Now if I could only get her to love Jane Austen….



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