Thursday, April 19, 2012

Possum Come A-Knockin'

It's my brother, Ben's, birthday today.  I was 10 when he was born and I remember really wanting a little brother.  He certainly could drive me crazy (my teenage best friend once told me she had never seen me get so angry as when I was angry at him.).  But I sure do love him!  This was his favorite book growing up.  I can still picture my mom and dad reading it to him.

Nancy Van Laan
illustrated by George Booth 

I know he has his own copy now. And we just found ours at the thrift store. You can't read it without lapsing into a foot-thumping Appalachian drawl. So Happy Birthday, little brother! We'll read this today in honor of you.

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