Thursday, February 14, 2008


Clip-Clop, by Nicola Smee, is one you have to read with your little tyke in your lap. That way when you read the "Clip-clop, clippity-clop" pages you can bounce up and down. And when you read the "Clippity-cloppity, clippity-cloppity" pages you can really go. Maya was busting a gut when we did that.

In the story Mr. Horse offers a ride. First cat, then every other animal, says yes of course. The animals cry "Faster, faster" until they are afraid they'll fall off. When they yell "Whoa!" Mr. Horse obliges, sending them sailing into a haystack. Horse is worried, but he inevitably hears the magic word: "Again!"

As always, don't forget the animal noises.

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