Dialogue with Zoe: A Literary Critic in the Making



After watching the movie Tangled several times, Zoe told me that she’d love to have the book.  I found it for $2.99 on Amazon and bought it that evening. I told her that the book would arrive in a box in a couple of days. Soon after, it arrived.

– Mommy, my Tangled book!!! Can I keep it forever?

– Yes of course! When we borrow books from the library we return them but when we buy them, we can keep them.

– Yes!!! But Mommy, next time can we buy it in Books and Books (a Miami independent bookstore we love to visit).

– Sure! Why?

– Because it’s more fun to go to the bookstore than to get a box. Can we read it now? Pleeeeeasseeee?

(I start reading it)

– “Rapunzel’s magical hair kept Mother Gothel young and beautiful”

(Zoe thinks)

– But mommy… in the movie the bad guys say “The old lady told me to do it…” and the book says she’s young…  that’s silly. Is she old or young?

(Mommy thinks)

– Hmmm.. I think the book is right, she looks quite young, maybe the bad guys didn’t see very well. (When in doubt, trust the book!)

– OK Mommy, keep reading

– “Rapunzel had never seen another person except Mother Gothel”

(Zoe thinks)

– No…! She also saw her parents, when she was a baby. Look. (She flips back to the image of baby Rapunzel with her parents). See? Her eyes are open. She saw them.

(Mommy thinks).

– Well, perhaps what they mean is that she didn’t remember seeing other people because you don’t really remember things you see as a baby.

– Oh OK, keep reading…

I remember when reading a book was such a simple task…



About Guadalupe

Mom of a 24 week beautiful girl who is now 5 years old. Love spending time with the family, reading and writing. In a nutshell... "Above all things guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life." Proverbs 4:23
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3 Responses to Dialogue with Zoe: A Literary Critic in the Making

  1. Mini Loustau says:

    She is one cool little person…..smart as a whip!

  2. C says:

    Me supera ampliamente !!!!

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