Ok, so this post is certainly not green, but it's still good! I have such a special place in my heart for Kay Thompson's Eloise. I'm pretty sure I used to make my mom read it to me on a daily basis. And although I was really young, I have such amazing memories (whole sections ingrained in my brain) of reading it with my mom over and over again.
Luckily Avital is just at the age where she is starting to appreciate it (it takes some amount of attention span unlike other books with more vibrant pictures and the such). We can't get through the whole book in a sitting and I definitely push her to listen to more than she wants as I always want to read more, but it's still so fun to read to my daughter what I most loved to be read to as a kid.
Here's one of my favorite parts:
The absolutely first thing I have to do
is braid Skiperdee's ears
Otherwise he gets cross and develops a rash
I mean her turtle gets cross! Love it
Ooooooooo I absolutely love Room Service
They always know its me
and they say "Yes, Eloise?"
And I always say Hello, this is me ELOISE and would you
kindly send one roast-beef bone, one raisin and seven spoons
to the top floor and charge it please
Thank you very much"
Then I hang up and look at the ceiling
for a while and think of a
way to get a present
I usually yawn out loud several times"
Ok so I quoted a bit more than planned, but it's just so funny! All of you out there (with kids or without) should go pick up a copy and read it when you need a little pick me up. It's guaranteed to make you smile!