Supposedly the last week of September is International Book Week. Facebook has been abound with the instructions, "It's international book week. The rules: Grab the closest book to you, turn to page 52, post the 5th sentence as your status. Don't mention the title. Copy the rules as part of your status."
Reading may not count as creation per se, but it is part of Little Hand's daily experience. He needs down time before his morning nap, so we read. Right now we read That's Not My Truck published by Usborne and Fuzzy Bugs by David A Carter. Little Hands particularly adores the "feathery bug." We're just days away from having those feathers ripped right off the page and eatten. After we read those two books, Little Hands gnaws on a chew toy while I delve into one of my own books.
Here's a sampling of the books that are in my reading pile and the books I in varying states of reading scattered around the house. I'm pretty heavy on the reference books right now.
"Just the mention of fats and carbohydrates is enough to send many people into the depths of despair -- it's that difficult to think about these two nutrients as being a neccessity in a healthy diet." The Wholesome Baby Food Guide by Maggie Meade
"This is not the reality for most new moms!" Mommy MD Guide to Your Baby's First Year by Rallie McAllister and Jennifer Bright Reich
"It is calculated that every dollar does at least twenty-five dollar's worth of work in a single year, and I have known it to do more than that in a single week." Gospel Standards compiled by G Homer Durham
"Raskolnikov went on puzzling, 'but how can he help me now?'" Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
"But to catch all those dirty diapers, you'll need a diaper pail designed to whisk away and store the evidence (and odor)." What to Expect the First Year by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg, and Sandee Hathaway
"Share." Baby Sign Language Basics by Monta Z Briant
"This is the time when a unique sign, significant to him and understood by you, may well prove to be more effective and much easier to learn because he will be able to relate to its significance." Sigh Language for Babies and Toddlers by Christopher Brown and John Clements
"Add cooked spahgetti to sauce." Once-a-Month Cooking by Mimi Wilson and Mary Beth Lagerborg
"But there were two difficulties in the way of marriage into the County families." Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
"Each variation has its own advantages: a block may be easily removed when the chocolate is tempered, while chips cool the chocolate more rapidly." Chocolate & Confections by Peter P Greweling