Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas 2008


Thursday, December 18, 2008

Hot Unschooly Resource of the Week

We are in love with The Way We Work by David Macauley. Love, love, love. Especially the picture of the enormous anus dumping poop into,um, dump trucks. Learning is fun! Big thanks to my big bro Clancy for the Amazon gift certificate so we could buy our own copy.

Frankly, we're nuts about everything by this guy. The New Way Things Work never gets put back on the shelf--even though the text in both books is waaaaaay over a four-year-old's head the illustrations aren't--nor, have I found, are the concepts. We now have a David Macauley-themed coffee table. And Black and White ain't too shabby either. Three cheers for David Macauley!

(The fact that the author was a good friend to my grandmother doesn't even influence how I feel about him. Okay, maybe a little.)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Quote of the Day

"I must sit on the red and blue stool, Mommy. It is the Supermaniest, don't you see?"