Friday, January 30, 2009
Follow the Drinking Gourd
I checked out Follow the Drinking Gourd from the library for our NC trip. We didn't listen to it until we arrived home, but now we are hooked. Josie asks for the CD for naps and to fall asleep to at night. She even fell asleep without fussing with Rob Monday night while I was at a WEFT board meeting and that NEVER happens. Thanks to Morgan Freeman and this magical audio book, getting Josie to sleep is a breeze. It is overdue, but I don't care...I can't return it until we buy a copy. The story is simple and pretty short. It is about a slave family running away to freedom by following the north star. Freeman's voice combined with the music and singing is addicting to Josie. I find myself singing "follow the drinking gourd" during the day to myself...it is pretty catchy. It is quite cute because she will even ask for this CD when she tucks her dolls into bed for a nap. She is smitten. Oh yes, the boys enjoy it too.