Back when I tidied up the sidebars of this page, I got rid of the lists of books the kids and I were reading. Everything was getting too cluttered. But I really miss having those lists of what we've recently read on hand, so I've decided to devote a separate page to each of us.
The Twits. Not my favourite Roald Dahl. Sometimes I get the feeling that he was a real curmudgeon, not the kind of person you'd stop to chat to in the street -- and I tend to be curmudgeonly myself-- but Luke enjoyed it.
Every spring our house is invaded by ants. Neither Luke nor I are fans of this phenomenon -- it's creepy to think one might be crawling on you as you sleep. The book Two Bad Ants helped us to see things from their perspective. Gorgeous illustrations, fun story about the trouble two rebellious ants get into inside a kitchen.
The illustrations in Moon Rabbit, a sort of feminist little tale about a rabbit who lives in the city and wants a friend, are absolutely frame worthy. The story's a bit thin but nice -- about a female rabbit who wants a male friend but not enough to stay in the country for him. I see there's a sequel and am mildly intrigued.
A couple of months ago, Luke went through a Captain Underpants obsession. It was my fault -- I picked up one of the books thinking it might amuse him. It did indeed. We went through all of them and some Ook and Gluk to boot. Dav Pilkey must be rolling in it and I don't mean dough. AHAHAHAHA. That's about the level of the humour in these boring repetitive books. Luke loved them.