Thursday, January 28, 2010

Read-Aloud Thursday

Today we read Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans again. Paris holds a special significance for our family. Three and a half years ago we went to Europe. It is the only time that I have met my in-laws and so the only time Duncan has seen his paternal grandparents in person. Duncan barely remembers the trip, but we have great pictures in Paris in front of many of the same landmarks beautifully illustrated in Madeline. So, we read Madeline and looked at pictures of his Aziz, what Duncan calls his grandmother, holding a little sleeping Duncan at the base of the Eiffel Tower and other good memories.

Hey, Mom, isn't that the bridge Madeline climbed on?


  1. How neat to see a beloved book come to life!

  2. What a wonderful memory! Enjoy Madeline. It's always been one of my favorites.