Reading, Art, and a guilty conscience

Fainjin’s favourite book recently is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, by Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault, and illustrated by Lois Ehlert.  It’s about letters of the alphabet climbing up a coconut tree, then they all fall out in a heap.  It’s got great rhythm and rhyme (except that “z” rhymes with “v” instead of “said”, and “aunts” rhymes with “pants”, because it’s an American book, but we work around it), and he really enjoys it.

Our kitchen calendar this year has illustrations from the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, and of course we just flipped over to February.  This month’s picture is Love, by Robert Indiana (click here to see an image of it).  Suddenly in the middle of breakfast, Fainjin pointed to the calendar and shouted “Look, Mama!  It’s like Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!” – which I thought was very perceptive of him!

Today as we left daycare and headed for the car, we heard a siren somewhere in the city.  Near us, but we couldn’t see it.  “Uh oh!  A police car!” Fainjin said happily.  “Already?”


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