My friend from college, Lauren Ford, was in a children's theatre production of "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie." I ordered the book and we read it with Theo all week before seeing the show. He loves it! We still read it every night. Joe has taken to singing the book to Theo, and Theo insists on singing it now. No matter what we read, of course, Knuffle Bunny still has to be the final book before lullabies and bedtime.
Theo was really into the show. He laughed at the giant props, and really understood what was going on since he know the book so well. This is a great thing for him. I'd like to take him to more live versions of books we've read. He'd have been a bit lost if he didn't know the book. But you should have seen the way his eyes lit up. He paid attention to every detail. Joe and I got a little choked up watching Theo watch the play.
Theo and Knuffle Bunny sit in front of the giant glass with the straw...you can see the book opened to the page with that scene.
Theo loved meeting the mice. That's my friend Lauren on the left. She was the musical theatre star of Emerson. She also directed me in a Chekov scene for one of classes. She's a real sweet girl, and amazingly talented.
Then we headed to the Museum of Natural History where the ASPCA was displaying a horse ambulance from the late 1800s.
The cutest jockey.
Theo was very mad at daddy for putting Knuffle Bunny there.
They let the kids put on little jockey outfits for pictures.