Today, my hunkering will be a combination of cooking one of my favorite comfort food recipes from my Grandma, lots of grading, lots of laundry, and terrible movies that I will never admit to watching. Sometimes I like to read a favorite children's book too, just to keep up with things that feel like snuggling.
For today, I picked up an old copy of Leo Leonni book. It's worn pages and simple, yet charming torn paper art, make the perfect companion to a rainy day. In this story, Alexander is a normal house mouse. One day he happens in to the room of a little girl at the house and meets Willy, her wind-up mouse and favorite toy. He and Willy hit it off and become best friends. However, Willy can't leave unless he is wound up so he and Alexander can never be together. Then, Alexander hears about a lizard who can help them. It seems to answer that age old question, a fish may love a bird, but where will they live? Well, Willy and Alexander are determined to find a solution!
Here's a little bit in case you haven't read it. What are your favorite rainy day books?
|Alexander meets the magical lizard|