Miss Bowzer owned and operated the restaurant. She dragged a stool up to the stove for me, continued smoking and making waffles, and listened to my tale of woe. She made about a million waffles while I sat there. She had to make about a million every day because at The Girl on the Red Swing they served everything on a waffle. Not just the kind of food that went with waffles—not just ham and eggs on a waffle or strawberries on a waffle. No, at The Girl on the Red Swing if you ordered a steak it came on a waffle, if you ordered fish and chips it came on a waffle, if you ordered waffles they came on a waffle.
Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs by Betsy Hearne
When Louise makes a careless wish upon the evening star, her brother, Willie, is turned into a pig. This isn’t the first sign of troubles at Tollivers’ Hollow, and certainly not the last. Out-of-hand magic and conspiring neighbors threaten their chances as Louise and her Mama try to find a spell to make everything go back to the way it was.
“That star is out to get me, Mama, honestly!”
Jeremy wanted to correct Paul, to tell him that restaurant, bistro, even eatery would be a better choice than eatatorium. As far as he knew, eatatorium wasn’t even a word. However, talking meant opening his mouth, which would put him at risk of being the first customer at Paul’s Vegetarian Eatatorium.
–Jeremy Bender vs. The Cupcake Cadets by Eric Luper
I am lucky that way: great ideas are always popping into
my head without me having to think them up.
-Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
Toby would have loved living in a hotel—had he been allowed to slide down the banisters, sleep in a different bed every night, and hang around in the kitchen waiting to lick out the cake bowl. But of course he wasn’t allowed to do any of those things.
-The Fish in Room 11 by Heather Dyer
Penelope (the parrot) squawked, ‘I’ll do it because I want to but not because you tell me to!’ Mary was certainly surprised at that because she thought that she had made up that brilliant remark.
-Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald
If I had a superpower, I think I’d like to skidoo into book worlds and have a real fantasy adventure or explore the secret rooms in an old Victorian house. If it got too scary, I could always hop back out!
Question of the Day: Which book setting would you love to visit?