Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Bringing down the house

We always read a book or two at bedtime. Some evenings are more raucous than others. Tonight's selection was Bringing Down the Moon by Jonathan Emmett.

From Publisher's Weekly via "Hot diggety!" exclaims plump Mole when he sees the full moon for what is apparently the first time. And indeed, the moon is at its most fetching, glowing in the cobalt-blue night sky "like a bright silver coin." Mole spends the balance of the book engaged in sweetly comic attempts to pry the moon out of the sky. His woodland pals try to warn him off the plan, each one pointing out, "It's not as close as it looks." But that doesn't stop Mole from trying to leap for it, poke it, knock it down with acorns or simply grab it from a high tree branch. Finally, it dawns on him: the moon's beauty lies in the fact that everyone can enjoy it (and besides, Mole now notes sagely, "It's NOT as close as it looks!").

So what tickles Chloƫ's funny bone? It's poking the moon with a stick.


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Memorial Day parade

Watching the parade on Monday with Emma.


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Monday, May 21, 2007

Do you like my hat?

Yesterday we went downtown to see Chicago Children's Theatre's production of Go, Dog. Go!, based on the book by P. D. Eastman. Here you can see Chloƫ wearing her souvenir hat.


Of course, sometimes things don't go quite as planned.

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