Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Reading with Teddy...

Even though the first day of spring is far behind us, and it is April hereabouts, the weather is doing that uniquely New England thing where one day it's beautiful and warm, and the next we're back in winter coats and mittens. Making things even more confusing, in the wonderful world of retail it's mid-summer. That means Teddy has a new bathing suit for the July vacation on Cape Cod. Of course, he has the matching hat--which he has decided he doesn't really like. So when I saw this book

I just knew Teddy needed a copy because both Duck and Goose are wearing hats when they take off on their great adventure to the beach. Maybe if we read it enough between now and July, Teddy will be a happy hatter!

Today was the perfect day for a walk to the library!  Along the way, we saw lots of these:

When we got to the library, this is the book we read:

From the instant she sees him at the water hole, Elephant is curious about Giraffe. And while Giraffe doesn't have much to say, Elephant is more than happy to make the first move. From inviting herself to bake pretzels with Giraffe to ordering him around while playing pirates, Elephant's bold and brassy style takes some getting used to. But still waters run deep and silent Giraffe seems to have no problem making himself heard. The result is a friend for the ages.

On the way home, we stopped at the park and watched the older (but not by much) kids sliding and swinging. It was a good day with Teddy.


Les said...

I love those Duck & Goose books!

We are finally into springtime weather, although today it felt more like summer when we hit 81, but at least we don't have any humidity. The pollen count is super high, though, so porch sitting will have to wait a few more days.

Linda said...

Love!!! Thanks for sharing with us!

Linda in VA

Marcia said...

Les & Linda ~ I can't tell you how much fun I'm having discovering and remembering all the great children's books! Teddy is very enthusiastic about books--and the library!!--right now, and I am going to do everything I can to make sure his enthusiasm continues. It is a Nana's job, after all, isn't it?

Linda said...

Oh, I soooo hope his enthusiasm for books and reading goes on forever!!

Linda in VA

Nan said...

I love every word of this post. What a wonderful time you and Teddy are having! Hazel Nina doesn't like hats much either. :<))