03 December 2008
What a Fun Book!
It's snowy and blustery outside and Monkey has a nasty cold that's put him down for his nap early. Hopefully he'll stay in his nap late. He could use a little extra sleep. He had a really hard time staying inside while his Daddy shoveled the walk all by himself. Monkey wanted to shovel too.
But not everything is dreary and cold today! We spent quite a bit of time cuddled up in a blanket (the best blanket ever, that my brother gave me for Christmas last year) reading some library books. My favorite from this batch is this one: Bebop Express by H.L. Pahani. It's jazz. No really! It's jazz! The text just rolls off the tongue, it's lyrical and fun. And it's got trains, which Monkey loves.
"The whistle's a-blowin', the engine's a-pumpin'--
conductors are dancin' and passengers jumpin'!
Quick! Climb aboard the Bebop Express.
It's the jazziest train from the east to the west.
Chug-a chug-a chug-a chug-a Choo! Choo!
Chug-a chug-a chug-a chug-a Choo! Choo!"