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A Day in the JungleA Day in the Jungle: 11/20/06

Sean's friend Connor gave him a whole bunch of his old books at the last BookCrossing meeting. I am going through the process of reading them and will be reviewing them as a I go: A Day in the Jungle is the first of these books. The book follows Silkie, a "young Colobus monkey" as he goes on his first solo adventure through the jungle. Silkie's adventures introduce young readers to the diversity of the rain forest: sun birds, royal pythons, lilytrotters, leopards, gorillas, and so on. Unfortunately not all of the creatures Silkie meets are labeled and none of the plants are, leaving an incomplete view of the rain forest. Before I read this book to Sean I will need to research what these plants and insects are because I know Sean will ask me about them. So while the book sets out to be both entertaining and educational, it falls short on the educational side. The story itself is okay as a laundry list of a Colobus monkey's typical day but it too is lacking.

Twelve Hours:

Since Harriet came home from the hospital she has refused to sleep in her crib until last night. She was sleepy earlier than usual, probably as a result of staying awake until one in the morning the night before. So around six-thirty when Harriet's diaper was changed, she had taken a bath and been changed into her blanket sleeper, Ian put her in her crib. She was just so fussy and tired looking. She cried a little but was eventually out cold. She stayed asleep even as Sean got ready for bed himself and stayed asleep until six-thirty this morning! I hope she continues to sleep in her crib, even if it isn't every night at first. It was nice to have our bedroom to ourselves for the first time in almost three months.

I'm not sure what we're having for dinner tonight except that I'm sure it will involve a heaping pile of fresh vegetables. Right now almost every meal has egg plant, zucchini and bell peppers in it somewhere. Also nearly everything we cook has fresh garlic as a spice. If not garlic, then onions.

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