One of the reasons I love books without words is that I get to make up sentences like that. And then I get to hear my kid saying them, too.

When I ordered Aaron Becker’s latest book, Quest, I hoped it would be as good as Journey (which was a Caldecott Honor Book). You guys, it’s even better. We’ve had it for a couple of weeks now, we’ve probably read it 100 times already, and I’m here to tell you that it’s even more fun to read the 100th time than it is the first few times. Gavin and I started out reading it differently, but our kid started filling in sound effects or phrases that the other parent usually included, and sometimes we’d hear each other read it, until our ways converged. We have the beginnings of a Way Our Family Reads Quest, but it’s still changing, and it probably always will be.

Quest fan art
We also now regularly make Quest fan art together. (“Quickly! I’ll draw scuba gear!” “I’ll draw a squid friend!”)