Well, does she?

   Frances asks me to read Amelia Bedelia (by Peggy Parish) to her this afternoon. Amelia Bedelia is a domestic helper who interprets language rather literally much to the initial chagrin of her employers.    For example, “undust the furniture” makes more sense than the instructions to dust the furniture do, but she dusts theContinue reading “Well, does she?”

Escaping the confines…

We were leaving a bookstore when my six-year-old daughter’s frantic little voice reached me. Frances excitedly  waved a book from her favourite Mo Willems series in my face: It was as if she had always hoped that the author’s characters would develop greater self-awareness. I couldn’t stop myself from giggling.