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Brookline Patch Column: Book 'Em, Muffin and Squeaker!

Sometimes a column just presents itself naturally.

Nomi and I spend many weekends trying to figure out how to occupy or entertain Muffin and Squeaker. This past Sunday, with the clock change, we got started a little later than usual, and we weren't sure what to do with the kids. All we knew was that we wanted to go out.

And then it hit us. The kids love books, but they have never actually been to a bookstore. So we decided to take them on their very first trip to an actual bookstore, in this case Brookline Booksmith.

The girls had a great time browsing for books, but you don't have to take my word for it. Nomi wrote about the visit in our The Brookline Parent column at Brookline Patch this week.

However, I will take credit for the column's title: Book 'Em, Muffin and Squeaker!

Go read the column, and find out exactly what criteria Muffin uses to select her books for purchase. The answer may surprise you.

Comments

Don't worry, Michael. I'm sure the girls will love superheros.
This is the truest definition of cool. Ever. :)
Corrupting them at an early age, I see...
Go read the column, and find out exactly what criteria Muffin uses to select her books for purchase. The answer may surprise you.

I read this before reading the article, and my first guess was correct. :)
I give Harold and the Purple Crayon to all the children of my friends, as soon as they are old enough to actively read. You appear to have saved me some postage. ;)
I found this incredible page about Crockett Johnson. Apparently a historian is publishing a biography very soon:

http://www.k-state.edu/english/nelp/purple/

And I'm glad to have saved you some postage. Last night, the girls asked for the Harold book that has breakfast in it. (They liked the end of Harold's Trip to the Sky. They seem to prefer books that end with breakfast to books that end with the protagonist going to bed.)
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