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(Unofficial) Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books for Vin & Leo… or Funny Picture Books

28 Feb

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I get the chance to hang out with some pretty awesome kids at the library, but two of y favorites are Vin & Leo, brothers who come at least once a week to the library for storytime, play time, or to check out some new books. So, on behalf of a request for new books for them to read (they love funny books), I am devoting this (unofficial) Top Ten Tuesday to these guys… enjoy! (And apparently there are a lot of funny chicken books out there… who would have though!)

  1. Unicorn Thinks He’s Pretty Great by Bob Shea
  2. Everyone Loves Bacon by Kelly DiPucchio, illustrated by Eric Wight
  3. Chicken Cheeks by Michael Ian Black, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
  4. Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
  5. Guess Again by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Adam Rex
  6. This Book Just Ate My Dog! by Richard Byrne
  7. More Bears! by Kenn Nesbitt, illustrated by Troy Cummings
  8. Chickens to the Rescue by John Himmelman
  9. Froodle by Antoinette Portis
  10. Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Book


Kids Say the Darndest Things

4 Apr

As probably most of you know, kids have some of the funniest things to say.  I have a friend whose kids, I believe, are the FUNNIEST kids on the planet, she is constantly posting their conversations and I find myself laughing out loud every time.  I’ve been so busy with work, that I haven’t had too much time to read, so I thought I’d post a few cute blurps that I’ve heard at work recently.


During my story time I had a girl point out an animal in a book with eyebrows, but she got her body parts confused and called them eye lashes and told me that it must be a girl animal.  So we started a discussion about eyebrows and I aske her if she had eyebrows and she said yes, then I asked her if her mommy had eyebrows and she thought for a second and said yes, and then i asked her if her daddy had eyebrows and she thought for a little while and yes.  So I said, but your daddy’s a boy so boys and girls can have eyebrows, and she looked at me and exclaimed, “How do you know my daddy’s a boy?”  All the adults were chuckling at the end of that conversation.



I had a little boy yesterday tell me he did not want to come to yoga story time that afternoon.  But, he’s been coming to the library with his grandmother for years, so I said, let’s just try it and see if you like it.  So we were working on yoga moves and reading stories and a little more than half way through story time, while he’s standing in tree pose, he blurts out – I LOVE yoga!  It was absolutely precious and he ended up having a really great time.

** As a side, I was reading the story, Way Up High in a Tall, Green Tree and there was a kinkajou in the story.  Now, I had no idea what a kinkajou was until I looked it up – it’s also called a honey bear and it kind of looks like a sloth.  I asked my kids what it was, and the same little boy yelled out “kinkajou.”  I was shocked!



There’s a little girl that comes in with her nanny every week and has been coming since she was born.  She’s absolutely adorable and we were talking this morning and her nanny was saying that sometimes she’s so cute she just wants to smooch her face off!  I thought that is was quite the cute saying, but the little girl gives a little frown and says, you can’t smooch my face off! in a very indignant tone.  Like I said, she’s absolutely adorable so her “angry” face made her even cuter.

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