The Children's Book Quote of the Day

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2:30 a.m. November 30, 2009

Filed under: Picture Books — Kristi @ 4:25 am
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Trixie’s daddy tried to explain what “2:30 a.m.” means. He asked, “Can we deal with this in the morning?” (from Knuffle Bunny Too by Mo Willems)

Love it. Jon and I have both tried and tried to explain to our little one what “4:30 a.m.” means. At nine months old, he’s just not ready for that concept. And, after reading the first Knuffle Bunny book (in which Trixie tries to explain in baby babble that she has lost Knuffle Bunny and her daddy can’t understand), I have to wonder what exactly Benjamin is trying to explain to us at 4:30a.m.


The joy of life and the fear of dogs November 29, 2009

Filed under: Chapter Books,Classics — Kristi @ 2:26 am
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One morning when the wind was from the west, Stuart put on his sailor suit and his sailor hat, took his spyglass down from the shelf, and set out for a walk, full of the joy of life and the fear of dogs. (from Stuart Little by E.B. White)



Who indeed? November 28, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kristi @ 3:58 am

A girl can’t spoil herself, you know.

Who spoiled her, then? Ah, who indeed?

(from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl)




Filed under: Chapter Books — Kristi @ 2:31 am

Talent is something rare and beautiful and precious, and it must not be allowed to go to waste. (from The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden)



A Power November 26, 2009

Filed under: Chapter Books — Kristi @ 4:14 pm

You have a power that Voldemort has never had. You can…love. (from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling)



Some skill involved November 25, 2009

Filed under: Classics,Young Adult — Kristi @ 3:30 am

She seemed glad to see me when I appeared in the kitchen, and by watching her I began to think there was some skill involved in being a girl. (from To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee)

Okay, I don’t know if this really counts as a children’s book, but I’m going to file it under “young adult” so it can pass for one. I read it every year. It certainly tells a story from a child’s eye view and I just can’t not include it in this blog–Atticus and Miss Maudie have too much to tell us and Scout is just too delightful to miss.

I chose this quote for today because I am baking ten pies and two loaves of bread today. There is definitely some skill involved in being a girl.


Be Patient November 24, 2009

Filed under: Classics — Kristi @ 3:26 am
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If the person you’re talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear. (from Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne)