Wednesday, March 08, 2017

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Post  1472. Wednesday March 8




Tommy had a ginormous magnifying glass for his eighth birthday.

Yesterday he investigated a spider in the middle of a web. Suddenly the wind blew and the web started waving around. "Now I know why spiders have eight legs. It’s so they get...ten...twenty...erm...a lot of toes to hang on with".

He spotted a bug on a post. Detectives aren’t afraid of bugs. The bug turned and looked Tommy straight in the eye! His eye must have looked huge through the magnifying glass. I don’t know who was more scared, the bug or Tommy!

"Wow" he said as he peered through his magnifying glass at teatime. "These baked beans are enormous!"



Thanks Rochelle for hosting and Shaktiki Sharma for the photo



32 comments:

  1. Sadly the comments I received earlier disappeared, but thanks to to the wonders of email I was able to resurrect them.

    -Rochelle Wisoff-Fields said 'Dear Keith, Cute story from a child's eye view'

    -Loré Dombaj said ‘Adorable story!’

    - Sandra Crook wrote ‘I like the font. Very appropriate.’

    - Iain Kelly said ‘Loved this Keith. You are an expert at writing from a child's perspective of the world’

    - and Fatima, ‘ Baked beans! I hope Tommy didn't think of eating the locust. Wonderful story.

    Thank you all so much.

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    1. I am just happy this lovely story is back in our folds.

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  2. I just adore Tommy's observations, and love that he love his present so much that he's taking it everywhere.

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  3. I really enjoyed reading this...

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  4. I loved this children's tale! I recall the fun we had with magnifying glasses as children, seeing giant bugs in great detail, and trying with all our might to catch a piece of paper on fire by reflecting the rays of the sun!

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    1. Ah! Happy memories. I had completely forgotten about lighting fires with them. I really must try it again.

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  5. That was sweet and a great use of that font... I was wondering why you would choose such a one ;-)

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    1. ...nearest I could find to kiddy scribble! Cheers Dale

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  6. Hi Keith - well resurrected ... and Tommy with his bug detective eye is clever ... cheers Hilary

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    1. I won't tell you what I said when it disappeared! Thanks Hillary

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  7. Children, and their wondrous, uncontaminated imagination! It brought a smile. Thanks!

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    1. Fortunately I never grew up! Thanks Reena

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  8. Awesome take on this. It made me smile.

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  9. A budding naturalist! I remember the sense of wonder I had when finding new worlds to explore as a kid.

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  10. Sounds like he's going to have a lot of fun with that magnifying glass! I love the line "detectives aren't afraid of bugs" - sounds just like something a kid would think when they're all excited about "being" something new.

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    1. Alistair, thanks so much for your kind words

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  11. This is so cute. He has such a world of wonder to explore. Great voice.

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  12. Oh I love him exploring... but I think beans are safer than bugs.

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  13. A great adventure on a tiny scale! Great story Keith

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  14. This makes me wish I had a magnifying glass!

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    1. You never know what you'll find! Thanks Dawn

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