I LOVE literary carry-over. You know, those times when kids read about something that the characters in their favorite books are doing, and absolutely have to try it?
When we were reading The Mysterious Benedict Society books, William took to carrying a tool box around with him that was filled with pocket knives, flashlight, string, band aids etc. in deference to one of the characters, Kate, from the book.
Last night he started the second book in the Series of Unfortunate Events series and finished off at:
"Hello hello hello!" a loud voice boomed out, and from behind the door stepped a short, chubby man with a round red face. "I am your Uncle Monty, and this is really perfect timing! I just finished making a coconut cream cake!"
Well, you don't need much more of an invitation than that, do you? William woke up this morning with baking on his mind, and here is the finished product:
With a little bit left sans coconut for his brother, of course...