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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Jane has clothes!

Considering she's been waiting about a hundred years for something to wear, I think she's probably pretty happy, even though she looks PO'd. I named her Jane after one of the dollhouse dolls in Beatrix Potter's children's book A Tale of Two Bad Mice. That was one of my daughter's favorite books when she was little and I just bought a copy for my granddaughters at Powells Books in Portland a couple weeks ago. It's a great story! Audrey loved it and I read it to her twice (at her request) and LaMont read it to her again.

Kids love repetition of stories they like. I so much prefer interesting stories like Potter's to some of the later Dr. Seuss. The first Seuss books were good: Bartholomew and the Five Hundred Hats, To Think that I Saw it on Mulberry Street, If I Ran the Zoo, etc. The later ones got a little boring (for me) to read and read and read, although I did like Green Eggs and Ham.  When my daughter was ten and having a birthday sleepover, we heard all this ruckus in the kitchen at 4:00 a.m. There they were, six little girls fixing green eggs and ham  for their (early) breakfast!!!