Sam: [Lying on my bedroom floor last night] "Mommy, I really love this book."
Me: "Which book are you reading?"
Sam: [His book (On the Go with Pirate Pete and Pirate Joe) pops up into my view; Sam stays on the ground hidden. He's like a voice rising from the dust of my carpet.]
Me: "Oh, yeah. That book is funny, isn't it?"
Sam: "It is VERY funny. I actually can't read all the words because they're big, but I can tell that it is EXTREMELY FUNNY."
Me: "Did you know that my friend wrote that book?"
Sam: "WHAT?! You know people that write books?!"
Me: "Yeah. She signed it for me. Look on the title page."
Sam: "OMIGOSH. She DID sign it. This is the BEST BOOK EVER."
Me: "I'll tell her you like it."
Hot Dog Taste Test by Lisa Hanawalt
3 days ago