April 12, 2012

Cats & Books

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Some finds from the library. Good batch o’ books, this lot!

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LOVE ‘The Old Tree’ by Ruth Brown. This one is FAB. About five sets of animals live in a huge tree, and have to pull together to prevent the tree from getting cut down. The art is glorious, flamboyant and BIG – it’s a big book. With a GIANT pop up tree on the last page. It kinda blew my mind with its level of awesome. I love it when that happens.

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‘Prickles vs. The Dust Bunnies’ by Daniel Cleary made us pee our pants from laughing. Actually just me. HILARIOUS. Did you know you can make a sweater from dust bunnies?  This book is FUN-NAY.

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Love me some Charlotte Zolotow and Arnold Lobel! No one is better than Lobel. My kid knows a Lobel book when she sees one because everytime we get a Lobel book I freak out and shove it in her face and say “IT’S ARNOLD LOOOOOOOOOOBEL!!”

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Pooh is big right now. And this Pook book doesn’t give me eye strain and has nice color pictures. I like color. I like no eye strain. I like Pooh. You should like Pooh too.

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Rosebud likes to step on Pooh.

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All the ‘Arthur’ books are great. I like ‘Arthur’s Honeybear’ the best. Because there are cupcakes in it. I don’t have that one to show you. I have this one. But get the other one sometime, because it’s awesome.

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Sally enjoys her literature. She would also like to eat it.

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“WHY ARE THERE NO SWEATERS FOR ME TO EAT, PEOPLE???”

This is our life, peeps. Cats and books.

7 comments:

  1. I love this post! We have a Siamese, too (Katie - she's old), and another girl named Jenny. I agree, Charlotte Zolotow and Arnold Lobel are awesome! (And I love your Fisher Price desk. We scored one off eBay last year. I remember learning my letters with mine when I was little.)

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    1. Thanks D! I was determined that J have a Fisher-Price desk, got mine from Ebay as well :) -- sadly, she was never that into it, except for when I would sit down and play school with her -- but I LOVED mine as a child and it totally helped me learn to read.

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  2. I hadn't even noticed the Fisher Price desk! We had one of those when I was a kid, too. It was awesome!

    My kids are really into the Arthur books right now, too. We've enjoyed picking up the older ones - Arthur's look has really chanced quite a bit since the '70s!

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  3. Everyone loves the Fisher Price desk, I should have focused on that a little more! :) The Arthur books are sweet, sweet, sweet....

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  4. Before I read the other comments I was going to talk about the fisher price desk- okay, that's been covered :) I need to get that prickles book "we're not sure, a bunch of us are stuck in a clump" HA! and I want to snuggle my face into Sally's belly.

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    1. Ebay baby, Ebay is your friend.

      All of these books are very sweet, but 'Prickles vs. The Dust Bunnies' is the big find -- it is so hilarious! Julia reads the Dust Bunnies' words, and I read the Cat and the Mouse. SO FUN!

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  5. Well, what kind of idiot am I, I didn't even know about fisher price desks! Anyway-- LOVE that giant fold out!! (Don't know how long it would last around here) :( Also, pinned prickles before I even knew it was from this post!! And-- is it odd that I am totally intrigued by the quarreling book when I just complained about fighting in another book?

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