Tonight’s literary selection.
I was just reading this to Ruby this morning!
How do you pronounce “…nnn…nnn…nnn…”?
I love children’s books. Reading to Leo is a great joy for me. (And he seems to like it too!) I just don’t like Sandra Boynton. Her illustrations are good, but I find her writing to be 3rd rate. Her rhymes are often forced, and lack any cleverness whatsoever.
Example from “The Going to Bed Book”:
"And when the moon is on the rise, they all go up to exercise!"
Huh? Exercising before bed? What happened here? I can’t help but think she couldn’t come up with a good rhyme for “rise”. Either that or she thought a page about exercising belongs in a book about getting ready for bed. Maybe I’ve just read this book too many times :)
Anyway, that’s 1 Dad’s opinion.
Some of my favorites? I’ll leave that for another post.