Tuesday, March 11, 2008

JoJo's Alter Ego

...more than a passing resemblance if you ask me...

Currently, JoJo's favorite bedtime book. You know the drill. I've read it no less than 94 times. She doesn't read but she knows every word. On really busy nights, I'll try to pull a fast one and skip a few phrases.

"Oh, chippy! I know what yuwa twying to do! Yuwa twying to twick me!" (Speech clarification: think "Tweety Bird".)

Well, actually, yes, I was. Out of guilt, I finish every word of "Alice". Then, as more restitution, I
grab another book. (Who's running this operation, anyway?)

Anything by David Shannon wins mommy big points. The kid adores this guy's books. I do too, for that matter. E, on the other hand, says Shannon "draws boys and girls all scary and weird".

Hmmm. He may have a point, although I think Shannon's illustrations are enchanting. They're the most interesting mix of child-like drawing and inspired artistry.

I guess his figures are a little creepy, huh?


Anonymous said...

I can't stand this guy's books. The pointy teeth are too much for me. I really don't want to look at them.

mum6kids said...

Just a bit scary lol. I have to say I love well written story books for the smalls. If I am going to be reading the same old stuff night after night (you know how obsessed kids of 3 or so can be) I want it to be a story I can stand.

I've awarded you Leigh :)

Leigh said...

Thanks mum6kids. Such a lovely gesture, at just the right time!