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July 20, 2004

Phrase Of The Night

"Daddy, smell my teeth."

I'm not sure why the Ngnat thinks she must prove to me that she has indeed brushed her teeth before going to bed, but considering that the dentition is question is uniformly white both before and after being brushed, a quick sniff of the oral cavity is probably the only practicable method of doing so.

In any case, her teeth were minty fresh, so off we went to bed and chapter 8 of The Wee Free Men.

I'm not sure how much of the story she actually follows, (though it's far more than I give her credit for, if past experience is any guide), but she seems to enjoy it, especially when I read the voices of the Nac Mac Feegle in my (extremely) faux Scottish accent.

The book before this one was the original Peter Pan. I'm not sure what the next will be. Maybe Black Beauty.

Maybe Have Space Suit, Will Travel.

Posted by Bigwig at July 20, 2004 09:40 PM | TrackBack
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The Wee Free Men was excellent, as Pratchett almost always is. Were you aware that the sequel, A Hat Full Of Sky, is out?

Posted by: Kevin at July 21, 2004 08:54 AM

I've seen it, yes. It was quite a shock, as I thought I was up to date on my Pratchett, and all of a sudden both of the titles popped up in the bookstore one day.

Posted by: Bigwig at July 21, 2004 10:17 AM

My daughter liked 'The Rolling Stones' and 'Podkayne of Mars'

She wanted a flatcat(the inspiration for tribbles, ICAC)

Posted by: jack at July 21, 2004 12:47 PM

Not quite, Jack. The people at Desilu wondered about that when they got David Gerrold's script for TTwT, and they asked Gerrold. Gerrold had completely forgotten about that, and they ended up writing Heinlein. Heinlein told them not to worry about it, since the theme ultimately goes back to the old story, Pigs is Pigs, by Ellis Parker Butler [published in 1905].

When my niece was 5, she browbeat my sister into reading her the first HP book. She picked up on nearly everything, and in first grade she started writing her own stories.

Posted by: Eric Jablow at July 21, 2004 04:01 PM
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