Claire Writes – ‘Baby Frederico in One Sentence’

My dad challenged me to write a story in one long run-on sentence. I took the challenge!

Baby Frederico loves to eat brownies but he also likes to eat candy and pretzels, so here is the story that Baby Frederico once made brownies because he loved them but he also wanted pretzels and then he saw candy so he wanted that too but he remembered that his Mama Mia had told him, ” You can only eat brownies Baby Frederico!” so he thought and he thought and he thought until he said,”I know what to do!” so he baked his brownies and waited for them to be done with great anticipation and when they were done, he took out his favorite candies and pulled out the pretzels, and covered the brownies with every bit of them and then called his Mama to come and see and she could not believe her eyes and for a speechless moment Baby Frederico was almost afraid that his Mama would get onto him but soon a big, huge smile spread across her face and she said, “Let’s eat!”, and so they ate happily ever after.


Look at this Book! A Chocolate Moose for Dinner

Tuesday is our time to highlight a favorite book from our secret book room, and give you a unique recipe over on our Book Cook page that you and your kids can make to celebrate your reading of the week’s particular book.
The books we’ll tell you about could be old or new and we’ll list the author, illustrator, publisher, and year of first publication so you can find them. They will also range in age from birth to teen and we’ll give you an idea of how long they take to read (short, medium, long) and why we love them.

Chocolate Moose Book Reading
Today’s great book: A Chocolate Moose for Dinner (Windmill Books, 1976). Written and illustrated by: Fred Gwynne (1926-1993); you might remember him as Herman Munster from the 1960s television series “The Munsters” or as the cranky judge in the 1992 movie “My Cousin Vinny.” Time to read: short. Summary: A child tries to picture the things her parents talk about. My kids like this book for the illustrations, while I like it for the clever wordplay. One compliments the other in a way that is rare in children’s literature, especially for younger kids. Toddlers love the large, colorful illustrations, while teens and adults love the absolute genius play on words. Here’s an example from the book:

Chocolate Moose Book Page It seamlessly brings words and illustrations to life, while at the same time giving us a short but sweet opportunity to laugh right along with our children and then make up some idioms of our own. We also like big books and this one is hardback with nice, large pages for the perfect read-aloud selection. It’s been a favorite of ours for many years and continues to be one of our top books to read out loud, especially during those times when the whole family needs a book-induced smile! Remember to visit our Book Cook page for a “MOOSE/MOUSSE” recipe created by the kids to accompany this particular book.