Bedtime stories for both of us
Finally, my news junkie personality and my ability to recite every word of Goodnight Moon still to this day (all together now, "In the great green room, there was a red balloon and a picture of...") is being challenged. The creators of Goodnight Bush, a countdown to Inauguration Day, have thrown down a challenge: Every Friday starting July 4 it will post a couplet based on the headlines written by readers. But it may be hard to beat "a quiet Dick Cheney whispering 'Hush' " with the vice president seated in a rocking chair wearing bunny slippers with a shotgun across his lap.
Celebrity author alert! Brooke Shields has joined the growing clubhouse of famous people who write children's books. This week she released "Welcome to Your World, Baby," the story of a new sister as told through the eyes of Shields' 5-year-old daughter, Rowan. Shields has said she recorded the darnedest things her daughter said from the moment she learned her mom was pregnant. "So basically she wrote the book."
While the tall drink of water and Princeton grad is no lightweight, the rosy welcome for the new baby is like a pink parfait of yumminess. Personally, I like the edgier and more honest thesis of the also newly released Mail Harry to the Moon about a brother who's fed up with the spit up and the wailing at night. Let's be honest, it's hard to go from the Lord of the Manor to the one who has to be quiet during nap time.
Sharon Kennedy Wynne