|A Little Book of Sloth by Lucy Cooke.|
Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2013.
So my library stack is huge, but my play opens tonight, which means the week has been very busy. I must share my favorite book from my current stack, though. I know there are some sloth fans out there! This book is absolutely wonderful. I so need to own it. I mean, look!
I'm currently reading the Dare Wright biography I got the other day, as well as Mary Poppins. I'm taking a break at home, though, to finish up the All-of-a-Kind Family books. I'm almost done with Uptown. Then there will only be one left!
We're still reading The Marvelous Land of Oz at bedtime. I'm so excited to re-read these books. Last night, Tip brought the Sawhorse to life with the Powder of Life.
This week has seen play rehearsals, a Girl Scout pool-side shindig and the awarding of Cookie prizes, some beautiful flowers from Mr. B, a new ice cream parlor, lunch at the bookstore, donuts, chalk drawings, a visit from the Tooth Fairy, and a backyard "concert" by Little Sis.
I thought I'd share a few neat linky odds and ends, too. Look at this cute Willy Wonka birthday party at Kara's Party Ideas! (I still love this one at Imagination Tree, too.) Anyone else out there have a thing for Charley Harper's illustrations? This awesome "Charley Harper for the Nursery" round-up appeared on Apartment Therapy today. I know I keep saying I'm going to do a post all about macaroni and cheese, but I always forget to take pictures when I cook. I get too focused. That said, I just made this one again today. It's become my go-to mac and cheese. Finally, thanks to my bizarre collection of things no one wants anymore (namely the empty container an Edison cylinder once came in), the girls and I got into a discussion about early phonographs. We found this video of a 1910 cylinder recording being played on a 1905 Edison phonograph. What's cool is to contrast this one with this 1914 78 RPM disc recording, played on a Victor Talking Machine. As Little Sis said, "That sounds a lot better."
Yeah, my kids are going to know a lot about archaic technology, I'm afraid...
Merry Weekend! Happy Reading!
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