Around here we're big fans of Sandra Boyton's books. I think we have pretty much all of them (thanks Grammy!). Z knows quite a few of them by heart and I have have several adorable videos of him reading them to himself or just reciting them from memory to Mr Penguin. And I have to admit, I know most of them by heart too.
One that I still have trouble with is "What's Wrong, Little Pookie?" I know the general gist of the story, which is the mama trying to figure out what's making the little one cry, but I get the lines mixed up. Despite that, I quote from this book quite often because it's good to distract Z from temper tantrums. The mama asks questions that the little one is supposed to answer No or Yes to, and Z likes to answer NO! to all of them.
This time I was running through the questions with him, and I get to the silly section before I make an error:
Mommy: Did a very large hippo try to borrow your shoes?
Z: That's silly!
Mommy: Are there five lazy frogs in your bed for a snooze?
Z: That's silly too!
Mommy: Did tiny blue elephants with wings oh so blue, fly off with the cookies and leave none for you?
Z: (long pause)...tiny GREEN elephants Mommy!
Well, at least he's not crying anymore...