Saturday, October 5, 2013

National Book Festival

Each September the Library of Congress hosts the National Book Festival. Luckily for us it was a couple weeks before the wonderful government shut down that we are all enjoying so much.  It takes place on the National Mall and features lots of author book signing's, story time for kids, free books and tons of other activities.  We had a fabulous time except for the 10 minutes that Nash disappeared in a crowd of a least 10,000. I guess it shouldn't surprise me. He is not one bit interested in reading, which is practically blasphemous to his mother. This year, as is usually the case, PBS Kids had a huge booth where the children participated in Sid's Stinky Smelling Challenge and met some of their favorite characters. They even wrote and illustrated their own little books.
All three of them chose a monster theme for their books, Here is the text Harley made me write in her book next to her illustrations:
"Monsters! Help!  It's going to bite us.
I'm going to die.
I need a drink of Mountain Dew. Help! Help!
I want to make a ladybug.
Oh no! There is another monster. We have to fight it.
We fighted the monster and now it's dead.
We have to write now.
Let's play checkers and with sparkles.
That's All!"
I am fairly certain I am raising a young Jane Austen.

1 comment:

G&G said...

So glad to see you blogging once again. Love it, missing you this weekend, had hoped to come there. Got to pick another weekend soon.