Friday, November 6, 2009

Rainbow Cat

Today I went for parent teacher conferences with Max's teacher (who looks about 16 years old, by the way), and as I was waiting saw this great picture he painted in the hall.

It reminded me of one of my favorite books to read to him as a kid, Let's Paint A Rainbow, by Eric Carle. It goes through all the colors of the rainbow, in the magical way Eric Carle does everything, and then on the last page it says "Imagine That, A Rainbow Cat," with a line drawing of a cat with all the colors mentioned in the book. It was so random, I loved it. Max loved to point to all the colors as I read about them. It seems like so long ago when we just had time to spend over books like that. I need to do more of it, except now he can read them to me.

And just in case you didn't think they listen to you when you read to them (Max was like two when we were reading this one), think again.

The scary part is they listen to everything you say too. Not always a good thing.


Jill Brocklehurst said...

OMG! I have been looking for this book for about a year now and your blog was just the ticket. For the life of me I couldn't remember the title OR the author but I sure remembered the last page AND how absolutely random it was. This was one of my boys favourites and it often popped up in conversation. I can't wait to see it again. That has got to be over 20 years now and I had found it in a little library in Chippawa (Niagara Falls) Canada. Anyway, thank you, thank you, thank you. I have ordered a used copy from amazon. Couldn't find a new copy anywhere. Looking forward to it's arrival.