Craft-time usually leads to check-out-book time where Archer picks out a book or ten to take home. But last week's "book-o-the-week" choosing took a surprising turn when Archer came to me with a pink-covered novel from the young-adult section.
"What's this?" I asked.
Archer smiled and held out his book proudly. A kind-eyed red-haired girl was grinning from the cover. Alice. Lovingly Alice.
"You don't want to check this book out. It doesn't have any pictures!"
But Archer clung to the book for dear life.
"Okay, okay. Let's check the book out then. But how about we go look for another. With pictures?"
But Archer didn't want to look for another book. He wanted Lovingly Alice and ONLY Lovingly Alice.
I figured by the time we got home he would have been over Alice. That she would become forgotten and we would go back to reading Hop on Pop or The Quiet Cricket over and over but I was wrong. There was something about Alice. Lovingly Alice. And not even two-hundred pages of text could deter Archer from his favorite new book.
He's had the book a week now and he's still going strong.