Last summer I started reading Mr. Popper's Penguins to the kids. We also happened to be reading Five Little Peppers and How They Grew, so it was fun to toss out the question, "What'll it be today kiddos? Poppers or Peppers?" They'd laugh and vote and we'd read our way through another adventure.
Following the Poppers and Peppers, I somewhat absently picked up Mary Poppins. It was on my book list anyway, but when it dawned on me how perfectly it followed the trend, we immediately settled our imaginations at Number Seventeen Cherry-Tree Lane.
We've now finished Mary Poppins, and the question begs to be asked. What do we read next? I hate to break tradition. The Poppers, Peppers, Poppins rhythm is so . . . perfectly pleasing. Drew jokingly suggested The Prince and the Pauper. But I'm totally taking him seriously. Avery voted for Pinocchio, while Aidan gave a shout-out for Pooh. Pollyanna sits on Bethie's shelf, and I'm sure she'd be thrilled with that choice. They're not quite ready for Pride and Prejudice . . . .
Sigh. So little time. Do you have a perfectly pleasing book to add to our list?