14 July 2010


We are visiting Grandma this week, so I decided we should finally return a book to her house that we had borrowed a couple of years ago. I came across it as I was packing for our trip and smiled as I remembered how much Isaac liked it.

The Loudest Roar by Thomas Taylor is about a small, but loud, tiger named Clovis who enjoys disrupting the peace of his jungle home by demonstrating the fierceness of his roar. When the other jungle animals have finally had enough, they decide to turn the tables on Clovis and give him a taste of his own medicine. He is startled into understanding that, while his roar is impressive, he does not need to prove it to the other animals quite so often.

Isaac loved this book during the height of his tiger phase. He would enthusiastically provide Clovis' roars as we read the book and giggle when the animals tricked him. We hadn't read this book in a while, but it is in the rotation again for a few days while we are staying with Grandma. It doesn't seem like it was nearly two years ago that we took it home because Isaac couldn't get enough of it. As often happens when we are visiting family, I get shocked into realizing how fast the time has gone by and how important it is to enjoy each moment as much as possible.

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