Doggie Diaries XXXVIX: Adventures at the Library
Published on Monday, December 27, 2010 - 2:17pm
From Pablo’s Diary: Wednesday December 22, 2010
‘Tis the season… to wear my warm, woolly sweater and to scratch my backside on the Christmas tree! Oh, the joys! Not to mention the increase number of naps per day.
Tonight at the library some of the PAL people were talking about dog names. The name Pablo is quadruple-special! Special reason #1: I share my name with the talented artist Pablo Picasso (Note: There are many books at the library about Picasso. This is one of my favorites Picasso and Minou by P.I. Maltbie ). Special reason #2: I share my name with the author of Moby Dick’s dog (Note: Moby Dick was written by Herman Melville.). Special reason #3: I share my name with poet Pablo Neruda (Note: There are many books at the library about Pablo Neruda. You may like to try To Go Singing through the World: The Childhood of Pablo Neruda by Deborah Kogan Ray or When I was a boy Neruda Called me Policarpo by Poli Delano ). Special reason #4: My pal Lindsey gave me the name Pablo. She’s an Art Teacher and she thinks I am a fine work of art!
I heard lots of stories at the library before I headed back out into the cold. It was hard a pick a favorite because there were so many good ones. I found Mooseltoe by Margie Palatini deliciously silly. And Mo Willems is one of my favorite author/illustrators and I hadn’t yet heard I Love My New Toy . And finally, Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss was memorable because the family who read it to me kept adding my name, like… “Pablo, it’s a pup!” Look. Pup in cup. Pup on cup. I liked that.
More in 2011!