Emma, Henry and I went to the library this weekend to pick up a book for Marla while she was off at yoga class. (Love Walked In, if you must know.)
While I was at the check-out counter Emma grabbed a book from the featured kids shelf near the front of the library and started reading to herself. Henry. meanwhile, was taking books off of the featured shelf and throwing them into the return bin.
The library staff were not amused by Henry but they thought Emma was quite cute. One of the ladies asked her, “What are you reading, sweetheart?”
Emma turned the book over to look at the cover and said, “The Magic School Bus Lost in The Solar System.”
The librarian paused for a second, perhaps a bit taken aback by Emma’s answer.
“Wow, ‘solar system’ is a big word,” she said to me.
I nodded and responded, “Oh, is it?”
I didn’t point out that “solar system” is actually two words.
“Emma, what does that say?” I asked and pointed to another book on the featured shelf.
She looked at the book for a second, squinted and then casually said, “Telescopes and Observatories,” before returning to the Magic School Bus.