Friday, June 15, 2007

Does a Momma Bookworm Proud...

We arrived home from our local library about 30 minutes ago. Had spent over an hour picking out books, doing crafts, playing trains, browsing magazines, and signing up for the summer reading program. Fortunately, our library has partnered with some local businesses and the Vikings will be eligible for things like a free cookie from a local deli, a free taco from Taco Bell, etc.

But, what a flashback THAT was! (By the way, "rumor" has it that you should keep your eyes open here for a possible summer reading-with-your-kids program online soon!) From the age of 5 'til I graduated high school, our neighborhood library was 5 short blocks away. I LOVED to spend time there. Especially after school (it was on my way home from junior high) and especially once my sweet Granny B started working there! I remembering participating regularly in that branch's reading program most summers.

Anyway, I took some of the recommendations from the mommy blogosphere and checked out
this book and two others from this author/illustrator who was also one of the people who created "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom." The illustrations are beautifully cool! Reminiscent of Eric Carle.

Flicka also insisted on picking out her own books and choose an additional four. Anyway, this is all the farther she got in the door when we got home...

This moment of mommy goodness was spoiled by the next words out of her mouth..."OK, Mom, I read all these. Can I have my free taco now?"



sara said...

This post gave me quite a smile. Reminds me of Jack A LOT. Hey, what was the name of that book to keep kids busy? I think I need it.

Beth/Mom2TwoVikings said...

Hey, is the link to that post.

(I'm trying to put a link in a comment for the first's to hoping it'll work! *wink*)

Unashamed said...

Boom chicka boom chicka boom boom boom.