Our nighttime read-aloud is the last of The Melendy Quartet, Spiderweb for Two, which is essentially the story of one long scavenger hunt put on by some anonymous person for Randy and Oliver Melendy after their older siblings have gone away to school. The catch is that they must keep it a secret. It is so good. One reason I read aloud to my children at night is in hopes that it will help our little resident insomniac relax into sleep. Spiderweb for Two has provided more than a few laugh-out-loud moments, so I’m not sure it always works. 😉 At any rate, at least she (eventually) goes to sleep with something funny on her mind. Here’s one such Melendy moment:
Willy came slopping along in his slicker.
“Hi, Willy, how big are your feet?” was Oliver’s greeting.
“Size twelve,” replied Willy amiably. “My feet expected to support a larger man. They outdistanced me. Why?”
“We’re taking a sort of a–sort of a foot census,” said Randy.
“Well, anything to kill time on a bad day,” said Willy.
There are so many things from this story that are too good not to share, so say tuned for more! 🙂