Little S has made a new discovery - the Wizard of Oz. R assigned this book in his US history survey (because it is supposed to be a parody on the Populist movement). So while trying to maximize his time, he began reading the book to her while giving her a bath. She loved it and wants to hear it over and over again. We've now read it four or five times.
All this story-telling has had interesting outcomes. She has adopted some of the book's semantics. She adds words to her conversation that seem odd coming out of this little person, such as, "the weather is pretty, indeed." Or, someone "will be dreadfully happy." On the other hand, R was up with her at 3 and 4 AM the other night. S explained that she had a bad dream and it was bad for her dad too because in her dream he was carried away by a tornado.
Anyway, I'm surprised she likes this book. It only has a few pictures so she has to use a lot of imagination. It is entertaining. This made me wonder what other books I missed out on as a child (I never read this one). So, what suggestions do you have? What do you remember enjoying?