Last night, ML brought a notebook in my bedroom and started asking me “Would you rather questions?” Would you rather bathe in a bathtub full of leeches or one full of worms? Would you rather drink milk for the rest of your life or lemonade? Plus a lot more that I can’t remember because I was half asleep.
This morning I read a book called Would You Rather Dine with a Dung Beetle or Lunch with a Maggot? by Camilla de la Bedoyere and illustrated by Mel Howells. The Would You Rather. . . series is perfect for the elementary set. Since, kindergarten I’ve heard ML and her friends quizzing each other other on their preferences.
Tonight, I’ll ask ML “Would you rather questions?” I ‘m certain of a few of her answers. She loves snails; so I know she would prefer to live with a snail than a family of termites. Seeing that we are in soccer season, I feel certain ML would prefer a millipede as a sister than a stick insect as a brother. Imagine what her team could do if they had a bug with up to 750 legs on the team. There is no question, she would definitely prefer to cartwheel like a flic-flack spider. I think her record is five in a row. She loved to do more than twenty-five in a row. The big question is would ML rather dine with a dung beetle or lunch with a maggot. I can’t even begin to guess her answer.
I was already considering a library program about bugs next spring. Now, it’s official. I will be reading Would You Rather. . . Dine with a Dung Beetle or Lunch with a Maggot? to kindergarten – fifth graders.