Reading a children’s book slowly and reluctantly

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A lady had bought three children’s books (for grandchildren) and tried to leave. Christmas things to do etc. But she was sabotaged on the way out. The Smallest Bilby and the Midnight Star on the window shelf stopped her exit. She came back and picked it up. Looked at the cover. Brought it to the counter. Outside, people rushed past. She read it though slowly, thoughtfully. Then she said, ‘Damn.’

We looked at each other understandingly. The book had won. She carried it out, I watched it go.

 

10 thoughts on “Reading a children’s book slowly and reluctantly

  1. I’m so glad I stumbled upon your blog and this entry! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had the same experience. I’ve added a link to this post to my blogroll. I think people continually underestimate Children’s Books. A good one, is an utter joy!

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