Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Top Ten.... Wednesday?!

Well, I would have done it yesterday, but then I wanted to tell you about the voting over at Shimelle's instead - have you voted yet today? ;-)

So anyway, The Girl saw that The Boy had shared his top ten books with us last week, and she naturally assumed that I would want to know her top ten too. So off she trotted to get them, bring them downstairs, and spread them all over the living room floor. And leave them there for a couple of days. Despite repeated requests from me to take them back upstairs. *sigh*.....

I wonder if you can spot a theme at all within her choices?!
  1. Puppy Power by Anna Wilson
  2. Ghostbusters (book of the film) by Larry Milne
  3. Lost: The Hundred-Mile-an-Hour Dog by Jeremy Strong
  4. Horribly Hilarious Joke Book by Terry Deary
  5. Jack Russell, Dog Detective: Dognapped by Darrell and Sally Odgers
  6. Holidays According to Humphrey by Betty G Birney
  7. Dogstar by Philip Dalkin
  8. The Charioteer of Delphi by Caroline Lawrence
  9. Hotel for Dogs (book of the film) by Erica David
  10. The Ultimate Dog Book by David Taylor
NB: These are in no particular order!

Yep, she's just very slightly obsessed with dogs. We're not getting one....


Not even one this cute! Sorry an' all that The Girl, but we're just not! Thanks for the book choices though sweetie x

16 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I think I've got more in common with the Boy for choices. Have you got to the "Everyone in my class has got a dog" situation? DD was about nine when she said that. "Too bad."

scrappyjacky said...

Love dogs myself....must do....to have the two we've ended up with....but doggie books have never appealed.Was trying to think what my girls were reading at that age.....and the eldest was a 'horse' person....and we certainly weren't getting one of those!!

debs14 said...

I don't want to worry you or anything, but my daughter's now 23 and we still have the 'Can I have a puppy? Can I? Can I? Please?'
We've started on the 'when you have a home of your own' reply now!
Be strong. She will try to wear you down ....

Ruth said...

You know you want to get a puppy really ....

Sian said...

It's our boy who wants a dog; but he hasn't a chance! Do you like those Caroline Lawrence books? We found them hard to get into even though we've been to Pompeii and learn Latin at school

Maria Ontiveros said...

The girl is always asking for a puppy, or a kitten, or a pony. . . or maybe she'll settle for a turtle! We just keep saying no. Quite happy with one cat right now. Thank you very much!

Deb said...

LOL - very cute. She sounds like my niece with her obsession with dogs...The Niece isn't getting one either. ;o)

Glad The Girl had her day in the spotlight though! xo

Amy said...

Mel, you're such a party pooper! Dogs are wonderful and a great experience for the kids. They do require effort but there is nothing like the unconditional love of a dog - we would be lost without our girl .... ask me that again another day when I'm less sentimental and I've just had to pay a vet fee or kennel fee ;-)

Rhona said...

I'll refrain from commenting on the I want a .... seeing as we just gave in and got another two kittens lol!
Dogs are very cute when they're little but they do grow up and you do have to clear up after them an awful lot. We're still clearing up after one ;)

Lizzie said...

Has she read "Woof" by Dick King-Smith (I think...). It's about a boy who turns into a dog. It's good fun!

I would like a little dog... sometimes. Other times I'm sure I just don't want the hassle. They are much more work than a cat and a lot more trouble to organise care for when you go away. My friends wouldn't be very keen on having my dog to stay as well us us, I don't think. My mum says "Oh, but I could look after it for you!" Yeah, sure... I don't think so, not any longer.
One day we may have a little doggie, but they are such hard work and a real responsibility. I think I'll just carry on borrowing my sister's from time to time. She is such a well behaved, polite sort of dog. I can cope with her - then I give her back!

mise said...

Hello, The Girl! Keep reading the blog, keep the pressure up. We want to know more about you! What are your ten favourite insects? Off you go and round them up for the photo.

Karen said...

We've had two dogs; loved them both, but would not ever want another one. It was a lot of work, and no, the kids were not responsible for their care. :-)

Nadine said...

whoa. dog obsession! (:
sorry I haven't been commenting!
only had time to read through the
posts via google reader >.< offline
life has been hectic ;D hope you're
doing well~

Sally_Odgers said...

We're glad to see the Girl enjoyed one of our books! If she'd like to know more about the series (there are eleven more stories about Jack Russell and his circle of acquaintance, plus four about his daughter, Trump), then trot off to http://www.jackrusselldogdetective.com

Sally Odgers.

Liberty :) said...

OK so I want The Doctor's top 10 next week!! :)

furrypig said...

Well sadly I have not read a single one of these books! Though I have seen both the films mentioned! I'll stick with the boys choices for now me thinks!