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Hide-and-Seek Duck: 11/01/06
I think my mother gave me Hide-and-Seek Duck and Melanie Mouse's Moving Day. Anyway, it's a typical children's book with cute baby animals wearing clothing playing together blissfully like we parents wish our children would. In this case, the game is hide-and-seek and the seeker is a little duckling, creatively named "Duck."
Duck is looking for his bunny friend. On his search he runs into a variety of other animal friends. Each page then is filled with a delightful full color illustration of Duck and his encounter with one of his friends. These sorts of stories are the type Sean enjoys. They're repetitive. They have animals he knows. They have the animals doing something he can relate to like playing a favorite school yard game.
For me, I like the illustrations. In this case, the author is also the illustrator. Cyndy Szekeres has a style of drawing reminiscent of Beatrice Potter. Her animals and scenes are both naturalistic and anthropomorphic. She uses a soft and warm pallet that is engaging and inviting.
Yesterday at three Sean's preschool held a costume party. Harriet and I attended because work had finished early for me. It was the first party of his that I've been able to attend one his school Halloween parties. I'm so glad I went this year!
Like last year, Sean dressed as Spiderman. He's decided next year he'll dress as Batman. By then he will have out grown his current costume (though we were lucky to get two year's use out of it). I've told him he'll have to make up his mind for sure by October first of next year. That's when we'll either start making his costume or shopping for one.
Each family brought something to the party and the variety of food was wonderful. There were some egg rolls, various types of fruit salad, cookies, mixed nuts, wrapped sandwiches and other delights. Sean was mostly interested in the M&Ms from the trail mix although I did get him to try some fruit (especially grapes) and some cheese and chips.
Harriet meanwhile slept through the entire event. She fell asleep just before the children paraded for us in their costumes. She stayed asleep in her sling while I helped the other adults set up the snack table and later while I ate one handed. There are quite a number of children Harriet's age or on the way. Sithy will soon have siblings to teach when the current "crop" is old enough.