Sunday post: "Fatherhood P.O.V."
Putting Some 3D Funk in His A, B, C's
Rummaging around the family couch for enough quarters or a loose double sawbuck to purchase a single copy of this alphabetic-wonder pop-up book:
You Need a Card Catalog to Find Anything
Can't tell how many books the kid has near to his crib. Or on his floor.
Silly really. And we haven't even begun to 'read' yet.
Just repeating words, pointing at furry animals he knows the name of, classics like Mike Mulligan's steam shovel and bears named Berenstein, mama books mama reads best, papa books papa reads best, and some funky Japanese ones that are just cool for the sake of cool.
Yet, I'd give them all up -- in a blink of a librarian's eye -- for Marion's design-minimalistic alphabetic wonder book.
Even if paper-cuttin' Sabuda wanted to challenge me to a pop-up duel.
OK. I admit it.
You can't take my Sabuda.
Esp. the Alice's Adventures in Wonderland copy that I have on the coffee table next to my couch in my classroom. That's got a bear trap around it.