Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Master Brooks's Bookses: If You Give a Pig a Party



     You might recall a few months ago, I mentioned I would be getting a new baby brother and a new room. Well, guess what? BOTH have finally arrived! And I’m enjoying them both. Bennett—that’s my new brother’s name—can’t play with me yet, but I do like giving him kisses, patting him on the back, and holding him (with some assistance). But I’m REALLY excited about my new playroom! It has lots of storage for my toys and lots of floor space for playing with my Legos and trucks. What I like best about it, though, is my book nook. That’s right. There’s a cozy place for getting comfy while someone reads me my favorite stories.
Master Brooks's Book Nook

 

    Lately, one of those favorites has been If You Give a Pig a Party. This is from the delightful series of If You... books, written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond. The stories are based on the ol’ “slippery slope” theory. You know how it goes: If you do one thing, it sets in motion a chain of events—all of them bad. Except in these stories, the events that follow are good...VERY good. Events like a bumper car ride, a game of hide-and-seek, a sleepover, a pillow fight. The pictures of the crazy, winsome characters like Moose and Mouse make these events all the more hilarious, resulting in a truly delightful read. But I must add a word of caution. If you own this book, you’ll want to remove the jacket so it won’t get torn. Then you’ll want to sleep with the book hugged against your face. While you’re sleeping, you’ll start to drool, and you’ll wake up with a purple stain on your cheek. It won’t wash off, and you’ll go to school looking like you have Kool-Aid on your face. This will concern your mommy a lot more than it does you. And that’s not theory. It’s fact.     

When Bennett gets older, I'm going to read my favorite books to him!
 

4 comments:

  1. Loving that book nook - does it come in bigger sizes?

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    1. It's bigger than it looks in the pic, Shel. Brooks and I fit in it together very comfortably. :-)

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    2. I love the "If you . . . " series and especially enjoyed Brooks version of "If you take this book to bed" Let me know when he gets a book deal. Great nook by the way, Brook's book nook has a seussical ring to it!

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  2. They look so content! Our kiddos love this book, too.:)

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