Remember The Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler where they run away to the Met? I love that book and might have scoped out sleeping spots at various museums. You know, just in case. The only thing better would be running away to a natural history museum. I mean, art museums are cool and all but natural history museums have dinosaurs.
Enter Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick which is about just that. Two kids, Rose in 1927 and Ben in 1977 both have occasion to run away to the American Natural History Museum in New York. As you do. Ben’s storyline is in words and Rose’s in pictures, which is fun. More books should have pictures! I would have preferred the ending to be less along the lines of one character explaining the answers to all the mysteries, but overall it’s so fun it seems silly to pick nits. And pretty to look at.
Speaking of pretty to look at, I finished another hat:
I had a bunch of leftovers from Franken-hat and apparently the hat bug hadn’t run its course, so I found myself fishing through my pile of single balls of Shetland wool for possibilities. Pretty, no?
Pattern is Bousta Beanie, which I’m a fan of – so simple yet striking. I may need to knit another ten or so in various colours. You can never have too many hats, right?