Monday, January 21

In the Tolkien department: We have a very exquisite Hobbit pop-up book after the work of John Howe. Wil really likes it. But I only want him to read it with me or Christine. So I made him his own little Hobbit book with pictures from the web, printed on a color printer, and simply stapled together. I think he likes it pretty well.

Make your own (these have the advantage of being about the right size):

'Bilbo's house has a round door.'
'There's Gandalf.'
'What do you see?' 'Dwarves and Bilbo.'
'Bilbo met Gollum.' 'He looks like a monkey.' (Elizabeth first made that observation.)
'Bilbo had to fight some big spiders.'
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'There's the dragon named Smaug.'
'Bilbo talked to Smaug.'
'Smaug breathes fire.'

You can do more, of course. But Wil's 2 and a half (today). And these represent the pictures in the pop-up book.
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