This week, the 8 year old reviews Dragon, Hound of Honor by Julie Andrews Edwards and Emma Walton Hamilton and Polo’s Mother by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.
What? You *didn’t* put this basket full of kitchen towels here just for me? But it’s so comfy. Weird. In other news, I cleaned out my pantry…
The Eight-Year-Old has been quite concerned by news that her cousin’s cat has been peeing all over their house. This is not approved cat behavior. The Eight-Year-Old is clearly mulling over potential causes. I’m sure that’s why I caught her reading the ASPCA Cat Care Manual and The Pet Vet series by Darrel and Sally Odgers this week.
My cat has an extraordinary super power. He is able to demonstrate the meaning of words. (To be fair, he reads a lot.) In today’s lesson, Canelo teaches The EIght-Year-Old the meaning of bliss.
This week, the 8 year old reads every Horrible Harry book on her teacher’s bookshelf, except one.
Our once-again-mostly-weekly survey of the tidbits that cross The Eight-Year-Old’s desk. This week, The Eight-Year-Old reads several of Betty MacDonald’s Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books and buries my inbox in animal stories.
This week, The Eight-Year-Old takes her first steps toward becoming a world-class literary tourist, cradles a crocodile, and shops for antiques.
Our mostly-weekly survey of the tidbits that cross The Eight-Year-Old’s desk. This week, we meet the not-so-newly discovered Hellboy dinosaur and mourn the loss of the world’s oldest living cat. The 8YO also reads Pioneer Cat by William H. Hooks, Call of the Wild: A Mutts Treasury by Patrick McDonnell, and The Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Of cats, naturally. She tells me she got this effect by twisting the iPad as she took the picture. Related Links: Wordless Wednesdays on Caterpickles
This week, the 8YO indulges in some end-of-school comfort reading, and spends a few happy afternoons with her old friends Snoopy and Clifford.