Wednesday, February 06, 2008


This book should come with a warning: "WARNING: If you purchase Richard Scarry's 'Cars and Trucks and Things That Go' for your child before they are old enough to realize that cats and alligators could not possibly drive front-end loaders and that there is no such thing as a pickle car, you may be required to not only read it to them 8 times a day, but to explain every little detail on every single page every single time you do. And believe me, this book has more details on its 69 FULL pages than you could ever possibly imagine."


At 10:59 AM, Blogger Becki said...

Yea! I LOVE Richard Scarry! We named our new little kitten after Huckle Cat (though a girl, so HuckleBerry).

At 3:29 PM, Anonymous katiek said...

I....know....your....pain. All too well. And we also have "What do People do all day?" and "Nursery Rhymes" and "The Best Story Book Ever" and any Richard Scarry that ever came out of a happy meal (thanks Mom). Josiah has now moved on to recognizing words and also crossing reality with Richard Scarry to complete strangers. It's not even worth explaining to them most times.

At 6:13 PM, Blogger jen said...

AMEN, sista!!!! the ol' "best story book ever" is a regular read in tha kringerhouse!

At 11:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always thought Richard too Scarry. Mom Jerah, didn't grow up with anything that scarey!


At 6:56 PM, Blogger vanckirby said...

im a fan

At 1:23 AM, Anonymous Tanta C. said...

Worst bedtime story reader ever: my father-in-law. He tried to read L. a R.S. bedtime story once (one of her favorites at the time). He made it a couple of pages in then flipped ahead to see how much more there was to read. Disgusted, he slammed the book shut and shouted: "This is TOO long! It's the most pointless story I've ever read!"

At 11:48 AM, Blogger Josh said...

Holy Smokes... tell me about it!

It is any Richard Scarry book. We have Humperdink's Busy Day, Busy Town, and What do People do all day. All great books.
Great the first hundred times and then, "oh look at that bus..." Child runs to window and then comes back. "I don't know where your busy book is. Lets read this instead. *sigh* Oh look, you found it. Of course your daddy will read it to you."

Maybe I should try reading with a nice tall glass of scotch?


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