Are You Going To Be Good?
By Cari Best
Pictures by G. Brian Karas
Farrar, Straus, and Giroux August 2005
From the library
The Story: Robert is excited that he gets to stay up past pajama time. Tonight is Great-Gran Sadie's one hundredth birthday and he is invited to the party along with his mom, dad, and big sister. Robert is disappointed though. The food is yucky, everyone is old and boring, and every single person keeps telling him "don't do that!" Will a surprise from Great-Gran Sadie save the night for Robert?
Mama opines: Do you have a smallish person in your possession? Do you feel like all you ever say is "don't do that!" (Not so much because you care, but because they really can't spill the pasta all over the grocery store floor or break all of the collectibles that grandma has all over her house...) We loved this book. Poor Robert tries so hard to be good, but it is hard when you are little and there are a lot of rules. I also loved Great-Gran Sadie because she reminds me of my Grammy (we refer to her as the foxy minx, so you get the idea that Grandma Sadie is one cool lady).
Thoughts from David: It's nice and funny when he bumps into people. I love when they blow out the candles on the birthday cake.
What is your favorite part? When he is with Grandma Sadie!
And now because David just had a birthday and this is my blog and I can do things like this, I present to you David four years ago and David now. Happy Reading, friends!