Comments for Follow the Zookeeper
Follow the Zookeeper is similar in style to A Day in the Jungle. In this book, the monkey has been replaced with the zookeeper who is making his rounds over the course of a normal day at the zoo. Each stop the zookeeper makes gives the reader a chance to learn something new about an animal. Unfortunately the illustrations err on the side of being too cute while the text itself is rather dry. As I turned each new page I was increasingly struck with the reaction of "oh look, more cute animals doing boring things." Though the book is only 32 pages long, it was a chore to read. I will have to see what Sean's reaction to the book is. We will be reading it together over the holiday weekend.
The Big Drive:
For the first time in five or six years, we will be making the drive down to South Pasadena for Thanksgiving on the night before. My client has already headed home for the weekend so I just have to get the bags packed and moved to the car. Ian has one last errand to run. We have to have lunch and then pick up Sean from school. Our goal is to leave by 3 PM but I wouldn't be surprised if we could get away even earlier.
As with previous years we'll be taking the I5 down the center of California. With living in the East Bay now, the drive to the I5 only takes an hour, cutting our travel time from 7 hours to about 5. Hopefully most everyone will have either left already or will be leaving after work. I don't want to spent a lot of time stuck in traffic with Harriet. This trip will be the longest and farthest we have taken Harriet on yet.