When Tootle first came home two-plus years ago, her favorite books were The Runaway Bunny and The Very Quiet Cricket. As I read, she would also tell her version of the story in Chinese. As weeks went by, she began to listen to the English version and stopped telling her own story. Sometimes I still miss hearing her tell the story in Chinese, even if I only understood a few words. Thankfully she still loves to look at books and make up her own stories; often her stories are funnier than the original ones.
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