Tuesday, September 26, 2006

It Only Sounds Dirty

"Dik-dik," chirped a tiny voice from the back seat of my car.

I raised my eyebrows at Kraiger. That was his seven-year-old daughter chirping about small antelopes.

"She really likes that animal now," Kraiger explained apologetically. "She saw it on the cover of your book."

"Um, how is she going to explain what she's talking about to her mother and her teacher?"

"It's just an animal, Marie."

It's not like she's said anything wrong. But soon her entire class will be doing this.

"Dik-dik," squeaked the seven-year-old again.


Steve Buccellato said...

I think your next book should have a rooster on the cover.

Marie Javins said...

I wonder if the stud finder works on roosters. The fun never ends.