Monday, October 15, 2012


Margaret loves this poem.  Desperately.  And in the illustration, the Alice character is dressed in a long black dress, and looks a little like Miss Clavel, which has catapulted her into Margaret’s pantheon of imaginary childcare providers – Miss Clavel, Mary Poppins, Maria von Trapp, and now Alice.

So she snuggles with the book at night.


I think she wants a nanny.  And if an Edwardian nanny shows up on my doorstep, I don’t know that I’ll turn her away.

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