Thursday, February 10, 2011

What is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversations?

(from Alice in Wonderland)

While the Easter bunny hops past each year hiding his egg stash in the garden on the way,
we often get our children an additional small gift
which does not contain cocoa, sugar or, well, chocolate.

Little Boozle 2011

When I saw this book by Keri Smith a while ago,
I knew that I had to get one for each member of the family.
(Why should the kids have all the fun?)

Little Boozle 2011

The idea is to, well, as the title might give away,
wreck the journal.

Little Boozle 2011

The reviews that I have read have said that it is a great book to loosen you up
and that it is quite liberating to trash a book.

Little Boozle 2011

And, I have to admit, that I have never, ever,
composted a book page,
ripped a page out, put it through the wash, only to stick it back in again
or even documented my dinner within the pages.

Little Boozle 2011

While I fully expect the 3, 5 and 7 year olds to giggle non-stop
and take to the tasks with the enthusiasm expected,
and while I know that we might have to explain that the other books in the house
are not to be treated the same way
(in fact, I might have to put a lock on the lounge room door)
I do have to admit that I am secretly really excited about it too.
It's a bit like being allowed, as a 42 year old,
to be a bit naughty,
like playing with Slime on the carpet
or wedging Silly Putty up an orifice
...but without the repercussions.

Little Boozle 2011\

So that is what we will be doing on Easter Sunday.
I can't wait.
And I can just see the neighbours wanting to move away from the nutcases next door who are lined up
throwing books at a brick wall.


Crafty Mama said...

Looks awesome!

Tania said...

Love it. Feeling for your neighbours, but love it.

(It's February. Blimey, you're organised).

Sarah said...

You do have a wacky sense of humour! I can just imagine you all throwing books against the wall - what a funny image that is!

Catherine said...

that looks like a whole lot of fun!

Christina said...

I have this book too! It's fantastic. Love the image of your the brick wall! :)

bekimarie said...

I have had mine sometime but I'm really struggling with the whole 'wrecking' part. Guess I should just bite the bullet and get on with it!
Have fun with it!

Mary said...

Silly putty? Not sure I wanna visit anytime soon ;)