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February 7, 2011 @ 8:14 pm | Filed under: Books, These People Crack Me Up

No “Recently Read to Rilla” post this week because almost all of her recent choices were books I’ve already written about—or else classics like CAPS FOR SALE or THE BERENSTAIN BEARS AND THE SPOOKY OLD TREE. (A perfectly written early reader, by the way. Masterful in its simplicity and sense of fun. Beginning readers are doggone hard to write: every syllable must count.)

An addendum to last week’s notes on THE COW LOVES COOKIES: when she found out it had gone back to the library, she burst into tears. So, yeah, I guess you could say she liked it.

Speaking of high praise, have you seen this delightful review of the uberdelightful SHARK VS TRAIN?  I mean, Shark Bersuz Train.

(You know how much we adore that book.)

I’m a little annoyed that I keep forgetting to scoop our funny kid-quips from Twitter and tuck them away here for safekeeping. Recent lines I do not wish to forget:

Overheard: “Today I am a guinea pig named Primrose.”

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I’m sitting with my feet up. Rilla climbs onto my legs, sighs wistfully: “I wish I could hang upside down from you like a Chihuahua.”

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A sentence you don’t hear every day: “Mommy, do we have a narwhal?”

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I’m pretty sure I am hearing Scott explain the rules of Fight Club to the two-year-old.


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  1. Can I just thank you for these Rilla-lists?! I always tell people I wish my college and grad degrees were more um, useful, now that I’m a mom… but you’ve been such a help in many ways. =)

  2. I thought the number one rule about fight club was that you don’t talk about fight club?

  3. The books that my kids cry over are the ones we buy. Recent cry-inducers were Amos Magee and Holly by Ruth Brown.

  4. I included a What They Say page on my family blog. When my daughter started adding words to her vocab (at 2 1/2-3 with a speech disorder) I made a list in my sidebar…but couldn’t keep them. Definitely put in a post or page for safe keeping. It’s so much fun that way!

  5. I wish we could hang out — I think we’d get along. We’re all about narwhal’s and fight club (though my husband tends to explain the in’s and out’s of First Blood instead).

  6. Okay, I went from thinking “Sounds like my house.” on the first two to ROFLOL at the last! “I’m pretty sure I am hearing Scott explain the rules of Fight Club to the two-year-old.” THAT is a RIOT! ROFLOL some more. (riot….um, no pun intended, really)

    Thanks for the laughs!
    🙂 Maria

  7. Kris says:
    I thought the number one rule about fight club was that you don’t talk about fight club?

    ROFLOL even more!!!!! I just read this! Waaahaaaahaaaaaaaaaaa! Need a spastic laughing smiley right here.

  8. I’m pretty sure the Number 1 Rule about Fight Club is: Don’t tell your mother about Fight Club. 😉