My kids and I love books by Laura Numeroff. Two of the titles that come to mind are If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and If You Give a Pig a Pancake. Throughout these books, Laura has the main animal character do something that then makes them think of something else that they would want to do and so on. It is like a domino effect.
Well, the other day, I discovered that Jaden had taken my camera outside to take pictures. I was so busy making James’s cake that I didn’t notice her going out of the house with it. Anyway, when I uploaded the pictures from the SD card, I couldn’t help but giggle at all the things she had captured. As I scanned through all of them, the Laura Numeroff domino effect came to mind. So, to create the fictitious thought process that my sweet five year old could have had, I decided to write my own version of a Laura Numeroff book using Jaden’s pictures.
If You Give a Kid a Camera
If you give a kid a camera, she is going to take pictures. First, she will take a picture of her face.
And, after she takes a picture of her face, she will think that people might want to see what her toes look like, too. So, she will take a picture them.
After she takes a picture of her toes, she will notice that the grass is tickling her feet and wonder where her shoes are. When she finds her shoes, she will decide that it would be best to take a picture of them, too.
The monkey on her shoe will remind her that monkeys love bananas, so she will go to the garden to hunt for bananas. When she can’t find any bananas, she will stop hunting and take a picture instead. Or, two or three…
Spending time in the garden will make her think about what the crops will look like when they are ready to eat. So, she will run to her playroom and take a picture of the food in her fridge.
The food in her fridge will remind her of her growling tummy, so she will run to the kitchen to grab a snack. When she gets to the kitchen, she will find her little brother who is already enjoying a snack. So, she might as well take a picture of that, too! 😉
We love you, J.J! Your pictures are awesome, and they brightened up my day.
Psalm 139:1-3 — O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.