It’s a lovely sunny day, and I’m stuck at work. When I’m finished I might go to the Gardens or Oriental Bay and enjoy the evening sun.
Since we finally have a working fridge again, and Lee’s sister is coming over for tea tomorrow, I’m going to do some grocery shopping tonight too. Then I’ll scrapbook a bit.
Until then I’m at work. A grumpy old lady just got me to turn off the music (Crowded House, Recurring Dream. Not offensive in the least, but there you have it.) I’m doing a class in about 40 minutes, we’re doing Sophisticated Picture Books at the moment, which means pop-ups and books without words and suchlike. It’s a good fun topic that the kids enjoy.
We have a very impressive dragon pop-up book on loan from Central library. That’s my favourite one, but it’s getting a bit old and worn out.
Round Trip by Ann Jonas is also a classic. It’s all in black and white, featuring a very straightforward story about a family’s day outing. The kicker comes when you reach the end of the book (high up a skyscraper in the city) turn the book around and follow the family back home. All the pictures upside down show the journey back. A marsh with big plants on the way in is a fireworks display on the way home. It’s an amazing book, and one that probably has to be seen to be believed.
I’m a librarian showing it to classes now, and I remember being at a class visit being shown it by a librarian. Talk about a round trip.