Travis read Petra a Hairy Maclary story last night. It was a pretty gymnastic event with Petra doing her best to contribute by eating the pages and climbing all over Dad.
We've been reading a lot of Hairy Maclary books because the language is so wonderful that they're fun for us as well as for Petra. The author, Lynley Dodd uses really dynamic verbs and isn't afraid to throw in fun, unusual words like rapscallion, cacophony, and caterwaul, so the books are fabulous for reading out loud. Some of our favourites are: