Saturday, November 20, 2010


I grabbed Sir Charlie: Chaplin, the Funniest Man in the World at the library the other day. It was the perfect book to add to Levi's reading stack. This gorgeous chapter book is over-sized, with heavy, glossy pages, lots of white space, larger font, short chapters, and generous photographs. A great way to soak up some cultural literacy. (Warning: Charlie had a rough childhood. There are some mentions of illegitimate children, drunkeness, abuse, poverty, and mental illness.)

The boys and I searched out a few videos of Charlie Chaplin doing his thing. They were properly appreciative of the humor. I think it's a boy thing.

Later, while roaming the mall, Levi was thrilled to discover and point out a life-sized cardboard cut-out of Charlie. See...they're retaining something...

Next up, Fleischman's The Trouble Begins at 8: A Life of Mark Twain in the Wild, Wild West and Escape! The Story of the Great Houdini.

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