Olivia the Library Book

Maybe you saw “library book” in the title and remembered I live with a small banshee and thought oh no.  I don’t blame you.  But in fact, RR is the most careful reader I’ve ever met.

Compared to RR, I cavalierly rip through books devil-may-care.  I’m a librarian.  She carefully turns each page, never missing one, giving it a good scan before moving to the next.  The books are never upside down, the pages aren’t crumpled.  Once she saw another child rip a page and she very nearly died.  Even if you give her a magazine, she is careful with the flimsy pages.  It’s like she’s a page-turning savant.

We’ve recently borrowed Olivia from the library and sometimes we catch her reading quietly in the living room (instead of running around with her radio like a rock star on crack).  Other favorite books with grown-up pages include the entire Llama Llama series (this one in particular) and some crazy thing about the noises a bunny makes.  That said, she still reads board books just as meticulously including the masterpiece seen here “Please Baby Please” .  I love this book.

Right.  There’s a video below but if there was a click-through agreement box here it would tell you that absolutely nothing happens in the first 50 seconds (of 55) in this clip except baby babbling.  There’s a brilliant smile at the end that pretty much just captures our kid in two seconds flat.  Read on RR, read on.


One Response

  1. absolutely adorable. she definitely smiles with her whole body doesn’t she!

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