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Reading with Papa

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Challenge: Relaxation (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Lens: Sony 16-50mm f2.8
Date: Feb 23, 2019
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 2000
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Feb 24, 2019

[Feb. 25th, 2019 10:28:50 AM]

In the interest of full disclosure . . .

This is my husband and our delightful granddaughter (she likes her hair short) who spends every other weekend with us.
I am reading Phantom Tollbooth to her and yes, we are nearing the end. One more weekend should do it.

Tessa can read - though not at this level yet - but we have assured her we will read to her as long as she wants us to :)

I came downstairs Sunday morning, and she and Papa were "snuggling" just like this and watching TV. I knew then that this was what I wanted for my entry - nothing is more relaxing than snuggling :).

Since I didn't want them staring raptly off into space, later that day I suggested we read another chapter of Phantom Tollbooth - Papa could start while I took pictures, and then I would finish (because she really likes my reading :) ). And so we did.

For those who know the book and may be wondering, it was the chapter in which Milo and his friends meet "the very dirty bird", Context . . .

Place: 9 out of 36
Avg (all users): 6.1860
Avg (participants): 6.1765
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Views since voting: 246
Views during voting: 100
Votes: 43
Comments: 6
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03/05/2019 11:57:20 AM
Itís such a sweet story! And a lovely photo! Grandbabies!! Donít they just make life the best!!!
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03/04/2019 04:36:42 PM
This is beautiful, Nikki!

Thank you for the story and for... teaching her how fun reading is!
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03/04/2019 09:18:30 AM
Great capture... a lot of loviní going on there! Best book too. 7 from me.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/03/2019 05:56:59 PM
A great choice of material!
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02/27/2019 11:14:32 AM
One of the best books ever!!
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02/25/2019 01:52:48 AM
this is actually quite beautiful .. i'm loving the soft edit .. and the expressions .. the boy looks captivated .. and its great that i can read what you are reading .. the phantom tollbooth .. sounds extremely interesting ..
so of course i had to google it ..
no wonder you are both enthralled .. and near the end of the book ..
happy reading to you .. :)
"Milo, a bored boy who lives in a San Francisco apartment block, is surprised by a large, gift-wrapped package that has appeared in his room. The package turns out to be a tollbooth, that is a gateway into a magical parallel universe. As Milo uses the tollbooth's toy car to pass through the tollbooth, the character moves from live action to animation, and he is transported to the enchanted Kingdom of Wisdom in the Lands Beyond and the states of Dictionopolis (Kingdom of Words) and Digitopolis (Kingdom of Mathematics).

Accompanied by Tock, a "watchdog" who actually has a large pocketwatch in his body, Milo has a series of adventures in places like the Doldrums, Dictionopolis, Digitopolis, the Mountains of Ignorance and the Castle in the Air. Together they must rescue the Princesses of Sweet Rhyme and Pure Reason, who are being held captive in the Castle in the Air, and restore order to the Kingdom of Wisdom. The many eccentric characters they meet include the Whether Man, the Humbug, the Spelling Bee, the noisy Dr. Kakofonous A. Dischord, King Azaz the Unabridged, the Mathemagician and Officer Short Shrift as well as demons like the Senses Taker, the Terrible Trivium, the Demon of Insincerity, and the Gelatinous Giant."
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