If Its Thursday, Its Books-n-Dogs!

This week’s question is suggested by (blogless) JMutford: Sometimes I find eccentric characters quirky and fun, other times I find them too unbelievable and annoying. What are some of the more outrageous characters you’ve read, and how do you feel about them?

The characters who come to mind first are the wonderful creations of Shel Silverstein in books such as Where The Sidewalk Ends with lines such as

"Captain Hook must remember/Not to scratch his toes."
Also, the swamp resident called the Yipiyuk, the Bloath who eats poets and tea.
And Melinda Mae who ate a whale as well as Reginald Clark being afraid of the dark.

These wonderful characters give voice to the frights and fears, joys and sillies not limited to children, but embraced and appreciated by adults.

~~~ Spooning ~~~

Taken in August, this picture makes me realize just how much Lailah has grown! Her little legs seem to have telescoped!!

All of you, serve each other in humility, for God sets himself against the proud, but he shows favor to the humble. 1 Peter 5:5


Knitted Gems said...

Awwww! They are adorable together.

Beth said...

Oh, that is the sweetest picture! I just want to give them both a big hug!

Jennifer said...

What an adorable picture!! How cute that they sleep that way :)

hookedonstring said...

awwh, that is too precious.

Gnat said...

How sweet!! What a adorable picture!

Vivian said...

The picture is unbelievably cute!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That is an adorable picture!

fireflynights said...

What a cute picture! My boys don't like each other enough to sleep like that. The best I can hope for is that they sometimes manage to sleep next to each other on the sofa, but they're definitely in their own space.