Last night as Zoe was perusing her books for a bed time story, she got very excited as she spotted just the right one. "Look mommy, let's read Poop and Tubble with carrot!"
It took me a few moments to recover from a good belly laugh as I saw the book she was referring to. Surely you all know the Holly Hobbie characters Toot and Puddle? They are two pigs who are best friends and live together in Woodcock Pocket, a cozy little home in the woods. Well Zoe charmingly refers to them as Poop and Tubble. The books are so great and the illustrations are wonderful.
Anyhow, the story that Zoe was referring to is called "A present for Toot". Puddle spends the entire book looking for the perfect present for his dear friend and finally settles on a parrot. And yes, you guessed it, Zoe calls this bird a carrot. I've tried to phonetically explain the difference between a p, p, parrot and a c, c, carrot, but it's like asking a two year old to say y, y, yellow and they say y, y, lellow.
If you've never had the good fortune of reading about Toot and Puddle, the next time your at a book store, pop over and have a look through these books. They will bring a smile to your face.