So I just posted a review of a picture book. As I re-read my zippy little conclusion, I realized I had just written this:
"a fun picture book for all households who have ever had young picky eaters of kids with big imaginations"
I don't know about you, but I doubt picky eaters would find kids with big imaginations all that tasty!
I hastily changed "of" to "OR" and practically dissolved into giggles. Now I find myself humming Hap Palmer's wonderful song "One Little Sound."
Take the /r/ from rice, and the food is cold as ice
Take the /h/ from heat, warm it up and we can eat
Take the /t/ from tape and feed a hungry ape
Oh, what a difference, just one little sound
A great song: it not only works to teach phonics, but to remind writers of the importance of careful editing!