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How do you feel about In the Night Kitchen...? Do your kids agree?

  • Love it!

    Votes: 62 78.5%
  • Hate it!

    Votes: 9 11.4%
  • Other???!!!!!!!!

    Votes: 8 10.1%
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Other...I love the story but someone gave dd the animated version that I can't stand. The narrator's voice gives me the creeps.
 

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I voted other. I don't love it the way I do Where the Wild Things Are -- it seems disjointed and bizarre, and not in a compelling way, to me. But the art is wonderful! And some of it really resonates -- I'm in the milk and the milk's in me ...
 

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But what does it <i>mean?</i> <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> No, really. I'd love to know what other moms think this story is about. Just a fun, bizarre dream? Something else?<br><br>
I voted, 'love it'. Ds really likes stories about boys, and, well, there's no denying Mickey is a boy. And I want cake for breakfast every morning!
 

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Its DD's favorite. Although, every time we read it she asks why we don't have cake for breakfast! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I just found this book a few months ago. I have no idea what it means but I love the illustrations!
 

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We love it, and since we've been reading the book DS is no longer asking for "booboos" when he wants to nurse, instead he demands "MILK! MILK!"
 

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I was reading the reviews on Amazon about it and they're so mixed... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I love it. I picked it up at the campus library for my kids and took it home, and when I read it with them their reaction was overwhelmingly positive. My dd (2!) even already has parts memorized... she sits there and flips through the pages and then goes "MIK for a batter MIK for a batter! MIX IT MIX IT MIX IT MIX IT..." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br><br>
It's so absurd and so surrealistic....<br><br><br><br>
But then, I also have a gigantic Dali reproduction hanging in my dining room. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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I voted: I love it!<br><br>
Ah! this is exactly why I love this book. The artwork blows my mind. So incredibly pleasing to the eyes...
 

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I also love it. I've loved it my whole life. My kids love it. I can't count the number of times I've given it as a gift.<br><br>
I love the old audio version (I have it on vinyl) with Tammy Grimes reading it. Her voice is so deep and throaty and it just *works* with the cadence of the book. Very nice.<br><br>
milk milk milk for the morning cake.....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Love it so much that we have a big In The Night Kitchen poster in OUR kitchen!</div>
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Oh wow - I'm so envious. Where in the world did you find/get it?<br><br>
I want one for my kitchen too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Love it!<br><br>
When my DS was 4 we borrowed it from the public library and everytime we returned it, he would choose it again on our next trip, so finally I went to our little bookstore in town and bought it for him. I can't tell you how many times we've read that book.<br><br>
Mickey is not circ'ed either!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Mickey is not circ'ed either!</div>
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Oh yeah... thanks for pointing that out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Found it at <a href="http://www.allposters.com" target="_blank">http://www.allposters.com</a></div>
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Thanks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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