7/18/2008

Princess's favorite book

This morning, I hear her screams and pleas. "G, leave my book alone. That's MY book. Mooooommmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyy! G took my favorite book!
Is it Green Egg's and Ham?
Llama Llama Red Pajama?
Mickey Mouse's Prince & the Pauper?
Those are crowd pleasers with our 2 youngest, but no. Her fave is Dean Koontz's The Good Guy.

Now, mind you, at this point, she can only read 4 words: and, the, is, stop
Not bad for a 4 year old if you ask me.
For the last 6 weeks, she has been going through this book PAGE BY PAGE and every time she finds one of these words, she shouts it out.
And! The! The! And! Is!
She has asked Craig to read parts to her. He did a lot of paraphrasing, skipping and just plain making stuff up, but he did it because that's what daddies do. She even has a bookmark (Daddy's airplane ticket, because that's what he used when he read it) so she can keep her place from day to day. Yesterday, the bookmark came out and she vocalized her dismay, "Oh No, I lost my page! Oh wait! This is it" and so she continued:
And! The! The! And! Is!

9 comments:

Ann said...

Awesome! That's a great book! :)

Jenn Ann said...

That is too cute!

Anonymous said...

Got to teach her more words....glad she loves to read. Kinda like her big brother. Mom

Kim Thomas said...

I never heard about the Llama books until the Braun Family Circus. Thanks to Laura, I have one.

She is too cute!

LoSpace said...

Here you see the focus and tenacity that will take her to the top in her adult life! The! And! Is! Stop! With a couple more nouns she can rule the world...

Jane: a female given name of English origin said...

This is by far one of the funniest things I have seen. Love the reader!

Queen B said...

argh, late commenter, my planned phrase is almost identical to Jane's...

omg, that is the funniest thing ever!

Jinjer said...

How cute is that?! Love the plane ticket bookmark. Dean Koontz is a must have on flights!

Anonymous said...

That is simply amazing! Never heard that one before. Aunt Rae