It’s really no secret how adored Leslie Patricelli is in our home.
My 4th favorite read aloud post was about Yummy Yucky. I was lucky enough to interview Leslie last year on her virtual book tour. And of course, one of my favorite videos of Elanor is her arguing with Ravi over whether blueberries are yummy or yucky as he tries to read it to her, which you can find back in this post.
However, it’s time to call attention to another one of her books, which has become our “go-to” bedtime book. The premise is simple enough…where is Binky? Is it under the rug? In the potty? Does the doggie have it? WHERE’S BINKY? Ironically, in real life E rejected her pacifier when she was 4 months old and was never really a big fan of them, but she loves this baby’s search for their binky.
To properly elicit the full giggle reflect in your child, I suggest a highly dramatic reading. Soon they’ll be responding along with you (Mommy, do you have binky? No.) And, for us, even though we’ve been laughing and talking through the book, because it ends with the baby finding it and going to sleep…it’s a good way to end our day. The baby is sleeping and now it’s time for E to sleep.
A warning…this will become a very loved book. It is requested multiple times a day. By name.
And in our home, has become the subject of an official police inquest…
WAIT! WAIT ONE MINUTE! ME NO EAT BOOK! ME EAT COOOOKIES! THIS IS SET-UP!
I don’t know about that, Cookie Monster…I mean, there’s pretty damning evidence against you…Witness Exhibit B…
NO NO NO NO NO…IS FRAME. WAS ELANOR!!!!
After a short inquest, we would like to extend our apologies to one Mr C. Monster for incorrectly detaining him in the matter of the chewed book, and will be arresting the prime suspect later today after she wakes up from her nap.
Dear Leslie…I hope that seeing what Elanor has done to her copy doesn’t make you have the following reaction…