Fortunately, I discovered this great book.
Unfortunately, I forgot the name a few days later.
Fortunately, I had written the name down on a piece of paper.
Unfortunately, my son, Nick, drew all over the paper.
Fortunately, I read the title before he covered it completely.
Unfortunately, it was only a few letters.
Fortunately, I read about it again online.
Unfortunately, our internet went down and I couldn’t do any more reading.
Fortunately, I have internet access at work.
Unfortunately, I also have work … at work.
Fortunately, I finished my work early so I could surf.
Unfortunately, I got distracted and forgot to look up the book.
Fortunately, I had added it to my Amazon Wish List.
And Fortunately, I discovered all of the other great Remy Charlip books.
How Fortunate for us all!
Note: Remy Charlip is one of those multi-hyphenate people who makes you wonder what you’ve been doing with your life. This artist-writer-choreographer-designer-teacher has won awards in pretty much every area he’s worked in and his children’s books show that he gets kiddos – how they think and what kinds of stories they enjoy.
I was a little skeptical about Fortunately being able to hold Nick’s attention. Not only did he ask to read it multiple times, but he was cracking up on every page — apparently, the prospect of our hero, Ned, landing in the middle of ravenous sharks is HI-LARIOUS!
No worries, because fortunately, Ned knows how to swim! And that’s how it goes. Up and down, yin and yang.
Bonus: This is a great “so what do you think happens next” book to really engage your kiddos in the story.