Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Busy Town


Today we finally went to the Seattle Children's Theater! It has been on my list of things to do since we were here in 2004 and it took my girlfriend planning it all before I made it there. What a waste of great plays we could have seen. Now we will probably move before we have a chance to see another.

Kate and her preschool group and all of the Mom's (my friends) went to Seattle today to see "Busy Town" based on the Richard Scarry books. What classics those books are. I remember loving them as a child. I know my Mom had one of his "word" books. What a crime it is for someone that purports to be a book lover / collector to have never introduced these books to my kids.

We are going to Barnes and Noble tonight (baseball practice canceled) to remedy that problem.

The play was fantastic and perfectly appropriate for Kate. Here is her review:
Everything was cool. I loved when they decorated the cake. The guys cake caught on fire and his house was smoking. There were lots of bunnies riding a bus. A worm goes to the doctor and the doctor checks his size. It was funny that the worm had the hat. I like the captain. He says "RRRRRRR" that's my favorite letter!



Taffy after the show didn't help to make it a really fun day out either ;-)

7 comments:

Nicole said...

I don't think I know of him. What are some of his popular books?

Jamie C. said...

We had such a fun time. I know April heard it, but gwen kept saying the whole time..."Huckle, lowly" SHe is such a fan of his books. We have at least a dozen and we've all memorized all of them. I thought the play was super cute and sang the busy town song the entire day. Glad you guys liked it too.

Blaire said...

good times. i love that last picture. too cute. man, i wish i had a prescooler so i could go hang out with you guys. you guys are just too much fun.

RuSty and LaLa said...

sOUNDS LIKE YOU GUYS HAD WAY TOO MUCH FUN. eSPECIALLY THE TAFFY PART. i DON'T KNOW rICHARD sCARY IS EITHER...i GUESS i SHOULD BEING A TEACHER AND ALL. tHERE ARE JUST SO MANY GOOD CHILDRENS BOOK AUTHORS OUT THERE. wHAT ARE SOME OF HIS BOOKS THAT i NEED FOR MY CLASS ROOM? p.s. rEADING IS A WORTHY CAUSE AND ALL...BUT SKIPPING BASEBALL PRACTICE IS WHERE i DRAW THE LINE. aS THE pe TEACHER AND THE "SOFTBALL aUNT" i MUST STEP UP TO THE PLATE (PUN INTENDED) yOU MUST REPENT OF THIS EVIL.

Stacey B. said...

Man, we are so sorry that we missed it. I was so bummed to realize that we wouldn't be able to go, or shouldn't go, we were in town by then, but I wasn't comfortable leaving the house just yet. I want to take my kids so I'm glad to know it was a fun show. I love our preschool class and I'm so sad that you guys might not be here for next year! You're great!

Fisher Family said...

We really enjoyed the play too. Cora loved the gigantic loaf of bread and how they were going to have to eat their way out. My favorite was the pig driving the pickle..glad you showcased that piciture. The pop-a-wheelies were the best.

Cathy said...

I read Emma some Richard Scary books that were mine when I was little and she loves them. We loved the play, too. Hey, didn't they say, "no pictures"? :)