Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Book Eater


The Monkey has discovered books.  He loves them.  He devours them... quite literally!  I can take away all the other toys without so much as a peep, but dear God, if I dare touch his chewed, tacky and surprisingly vast collection of books, he yells like I've just whacked his head on the car door (... again!).

I like to think this fascination with the written word is the hallmark of a life-long love of reading and literature... I suspect it has more to do with his fondness for the taste of ink and cardboard rather than an underlying passion for Keates - you see, he's also quite fond of the TV guide which just goes to show that he's not exactly discerning in his tastes!

x

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3 comments:

Jane said...

Ah, Ang. Wait until he starts tearing them. Miss India used to do it with library books. I had to sticky tape up so many pages and return them, hoping no one would notice! J x

Em said...

This cracked me up so much. Lani is going through a tearing stage at the moment. Poor Malia is left with all the cardboard baby books as Lani will literally track down the only book with paper in it and take great delight in shredding it!
xx

Paula said...

Zoom loves to chew books, too. Tonight he fell asleep head down in a book. When I picked him up to take him to bed, he had a big crease going down his face :( Poor cutie!