For every letter sound Henry learns, he also comes home from kindergarten with easy readers to practice. They don’t always make sense, like this page.
As he read it he then side bar explained how he disagreed with this page. “Needles are not nice. They poke people and hurt.”
Meanwhile his sister will chime in about how they are like “pokey pines” that are also not nice. I am quick to follow that she is referring to our visit to the zoo recently where the zookeeper showed us the marks the porcupine make on people. Once again, Olivine’s vocabulary is much more cute and accurate.