I love books. I love cars and trains too. But books are the best. Books are amazing. Maybe even more than … well, than most things. ALMOST as good as a Momma or Daddy hug. Books teach you things. Books have great pictures. Books tell you stories. And who doesn’t like a good story??!! A good story takes you to other places and people.
By the time I was two years old, I ran with giraffes and bears, went swimming with dolphins, got stuck in a whale’s belly, drove a train, climbed a tall tall tree, found a wocket in my pocket, danced with wolves, built an igloo, flew on a train to Africa, played peek-a-boo with a strange robot, got stuck in a mud puddle with a blue truck, said good night to the moon, put pajamas on with elephants, rode a submarine, and…and…and. Well, I could go on and on.
All that I did because of books. Each book is an adventure.
I have so many shelves of books that Momma has to move them around to remind me what books I have! Some of my books are short, some are long. Some make me happy, some make me sleepy. Not only do I get an adventure with each book, but I get to spend time with the big people that I love each time we read them. Sometimes I read the books by myself. Sometimes I have Momma or Daddy read the same book over and over and over and over…mostly because I like being with them.
Books aren’t for everyone…I guess. Apparently Lyla feels they are better as food or to throw. She rips books out of my hand and hits me with them. What? She doesn’t like stories? I guess we can’t all be readers. Someone should really talk to that baby girl about books. I guess I could show her how cool books are.
I have a few books that have really pretty pictures. I wonder if someday I can use my camera to take pictures for books? I HAVE been practicing my picture taking! Hmmm… For now, I’ll just go read another book.