Completely on her own, Sloane wrote this note and told me it was for her bedroom door. It says ‘Sloane, Yes Molly, No Soren.’ We are in for a long haul with these two growing up! She did recently decide to take this down and replaced it with Yes Soren, which is nice in our new reality of every one home most of the time.
Sloane has always loved stories. Most of the time, Adam and I have been reading or telling her stories over the years. For the past year she has taken to dictating stories to us to write in a notebook or on paper for her. Most recently, she has taken to drawing on multiple pages and then narrating the story for us to transcribe onto the pages. Last week in the middle of pretending she was a pilot who flew me to Africa, she grabbed a few pieces of paper and assured me she would use both pages. When she finished, she asked me to tape them together and write out the story for her. I will type out the text after each picture because my handwriting is terrible especially when trying to keep up with her dictation.
This book is call The African Safari Adventure written and illustrated by Sloane Bramble.
Molly and Sloane, one day they went on Safari. They saw some lions, some zebras. Molly was scared when she saw the lions. But Sloane held her hand and they both got braver.
And they saw some elephants. And the elephants went ‘wwrrrr’ And Sloane giggled.
And then they saw a monkey and a lion. And they had some fun with the lion and the monkey. They drank some lion lemonade and they drank some monkey lemonade. and they are some pie.
And then they saw the giraffe who had a really long neck. Molly and Sloane got to take a ride on it. And they had some fun. And then they had some giraffe pie. And then their trip was done.
The end, Sloane Molly, To share with the family.
I personally think the elephant drawing is amazing!