It’s really long, but I couldn’t bring myself to stop. She was on such a roll.
She read the whole thing on her first try. I’m fascinated to see how she catches herself when she starts to just recite from memory and makes herself go back to look at each word on the page. She’s very dedicated to getting it right.
You can see how crazy our household is during reading time, full of interruptions, demands for band aids, and lots of background noise. She plows on, mostly undisturbed. Ben and Anthony kept trying to crowd around to look at the book and I had to shoo them away. (Speaking of shooing, I love it when Ben climbs up on the couch trying to swat a fly.)
I love Sophie’s commentary about the picture when everyone falls into the water– how funny it is that everyone is still smiling except the narrator who never smiles.
Her triumphant glow at the end is priceless.