Monday, June 28, 2010

Surreally Connected


Last week my older boy went to
his bookshelf and pulled this book
out and said "I'm going to read
this after camp on Tuesday."

He read the book both before
and after camp. He likes his known 
universe to adhere to rules. 
On Tuesday, you read Tuesday.

He also likes the book.
I've mentioned before
that the meta and the
surreal pose few problems.
Frogs (or pancakes-Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
was another favorite)
soaring through the air do not disturb him.

Frogs uncertain of where they are going,
or pictures of frogs when he was expecting
pigs, now that would lead to protests about
the author. ("Why did he do that?" 
"I don't know." 
"Then who knows?")

The Three Pigs

Weisner provides pigs in an 
insanely meta take on the old tale.
My boy liked that book too, 
despite or because of the pigs 
leaving the pages altogether
and wandering into other 

Leaving my page now .  .  .

-Spectrum Mom


  1. Popping in to say hi -- your friends at the GH Library passed me your card. : )

  2. Hi and thanks for stopping by. I would not last a week
    without my library and the great people who work
    there. Most of the books featured in this blog
    were borrowed from GH % )