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Bad Cat by Jim Edgar
Bimbos of the Death Sun by Sharyn McCrumb
(Invasion of) The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney
But Not the Hippopotamus by Sandra Boynton
The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
The Conjure Wife by Fritz Leiber
Cork Boat by John Pollack
The Cylons' Secret by Craig Shaw Gardner
Fighting Angel by Pearl S. Buck
The Floppy Friends Go to the Beach by Nancy E. Krulik
Ghost Girl by Torey Hayden
The Girl Who Played Go by Shan Sa
How Long Has This Been Going On? by Ethan Mordden
Kim by Rudyard Kipling
London: The Biography by Peter Ackroyd
McTeague by Frank Norris
Moo, Baa, La La La by Sandra Boynton
Mr. Bounce by Roger Hargreaves
Mr. Funny by Roger Hargreaves
Mr. Noisy by Roger Hargreaves
Mr. Small by Roger Hargreaves
The Museum at Purgatory by Nick Bantock
Not Before Sundown by Johanna Sinisalo
Our Lady of Darkness by Fritz Leiber
Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam
Sagittarius is Bleeding by Peter David
The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate the School by Judy Sierra
Stormy Weather by Carl Hiaasen
Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe
The Wilcox Quilts by Robert J. Schleck

Miscellaneous
Derrick For Dinner
Indoor Picnic
What's Up Doc?

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8



Comments for Mr. Small

-->Mr. SmallMr. Small: 01/07/07

Ian's parents have a large collection of Mr. Men books and when we visit, Sean likes to read them. Over the recent holiday I read three ones I've haven't read before: Mr. Bounce, Mr. Noisy, and Mr. Small.

My favorite of the three Mr. Men books that I read on new year's day is Mr. Small because it brings together world of the Mr. Men and the human world. Mr. Small is probably the smallest of the Mr. Men and his size provides a unique series of challenges. Ultimately though Mr. Small's biggest problem is boredom. He wants something to do in his life and he decides the best way to do that is by getting a job.

It is through the job search the the two worlds collide. Mr. Small goes to work for a variety of human employers. Over and over again Mr. Small finds himself too small to perform physical labor. At last though the perfect job lands in his lap. What is it? Ask Roger.

Harriet and her grandmotherTelling Jokes:

On the way home from the grocery store Harriet began to babble in the car. Sean started to laugh and I asked him why he was laughing. He replied, "Harriet told a funny joke." Sean then began to babble back to her, mimicking her sounds. It really started to sound like a conversation in baby talk. Every so often Harriet would giggle at Sean's baby talk. Then Sean would laugh and then Ian and I would laugh. It was truly infectious.

I'm glad that Sean has taken so naturally to being a big brother. Of course there are still rocky bits. It seems when one child needs a hug, both children suddenly do. Sean has also taught Harriet how to whine; she even mimics his facial expression. Sean, inspired by his sister's talent, has started whining more than he ever used to.

Ian's cold is dragging just like my cold of last April did. His coughing kept us both up last night so today neither of us were in our right minds. Our lack of sleep didn't affect our children's sleep schedule and they were up bright and early as always. After breakfast out and then going grocery shopping, we took turns taking naps. I napped first and Ian watched the kids. Then Ian napped and I made lunch. After lunch I took Sean and Harriet to get some art supplies at Michaels.

Steps: 7000



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