I loved several things about the moment. These girls were "lookers" today. Lookers have not returned their books and can use library time to look at books instead of checking out something new. They chose to read together. Aloud. In choral style! Their smiles could be heard in their voices, bright like the sun's rays in the artwork.
My adoration for the book made me smile as I heard the familiar lines read by three sweet voices.
"Actually, any south-flying bird's shadow will do.
Experiment: Try butterflies.
Again, let batter sit.
Put on a sweater.
Find your mittens."
I knelt next to them to hear the last pages.