Monday, July 19, 2010

Sometimes Words Are Not Necessary

The other day, little man was watching Sponge Bob (of course), but then became very still and quiet well past the time the program ended.

I walked into the room and saw he was completely captivated by The Pink Panther. And I was sooooo geeked about it.

The Pink Panther was one of my favorite shows growing up.

And I guess in today's age of loud noises, and cool special effects, I didn't think my child would be drawn to SILENCE.

Yes, there's the Pink Panther music (da da da dum), but no words.

Considering some of his favorite picture books (and mine) are by author David Wiesner, it's not such a far stretch.His wordless picture books are KING in our house.


All it takes is a little imagination...

23 comments:

Jen said...

Those books look fantastic but I'm ashamed to admit I've never heard of the author or the books themselves so I'm going to be doing some investigating this week at Barnes and Noble!!!

How cute that he's captivated by the Pink Panther, then again who wouldn't be??

Happy Monday!

Justine Dell said...

The pink panther cartoon was the best and the really music was catchy!! Now I'm going to have the tune in my head all day. LoL. ;-)

~JD

Debbie said...

My 13 year old has recently discovered the Pink Panther on Hulu. He loves them!

TerryLynnJohnson said...

Interesting sounding books I've never heard of. thanks.

Matthew Rush said...

Those picture books look awesome! I will now be research this illustrator thoroughly. Thanks Christina!

salarsenッ said...

I love this post. What a great tie-in. So true about the Pink Panther. I remember that.

Maddy said...

That's what I like to call a "full circle" moment :) Glad your kiddo discovered the awesomeness that is the Pink Panther!

LisaDay said...

My son is developing his imagination and it's fascinating to watch.

LisaDay

Pamela said...

You make a really great point here! I miss the days of Tom & Jerry. The new Tom & Jerry actually talk and I just don't see any reason in that.

Indigo said...

These days, The Pink Panther comes from a long lost era. I absolutely loved it growing up. However I think in todays world shows rarely leave room for imagination anymore, bombarding us with details and answers in spit-fire fashion.

We need more Pink Panthers in the world. (Hugs)Indigo

Anne said...

I have a two year old that would probably love those books. Thanks for the info :)

MissNeira said...

hahah that is so cute! its awesome to see little kids of this generation so interested in older cartoons and shows


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Writing Without Periods! said...

Imagination...more powerful than anything...just ask the people who invented post its!
Mary

Bossy Betty said...

Loved Pink Panther! The great ones just continue!

Lisa Marie Miles said...

I'm happy my son likes the old Tom & Jerry episodes. They're violent by today's standards (but we turned out ok). His favorite is Sponge Bob, which I don't like after he told me to "calm down and shut my pie hole" (which he said he learned from Sponge Bob).

Tahereh said...

hehehe PINK PANTHER FTW!!

your boy is a SMARTIE!!

Lisa_Gibson said...

I used to LOVE the Pink Panther!! To the point that I wrote him a letter. He wrote back! I received a huge pin with his face on it (which I still have, thank you) and some other stuff. I still like the silent guy.

Lourie said...

I LOVE The Pink Panther! I wonder if my kids would get sucked into his world.

K. M. Walton said...

Imagination RULES.

Talei said...

Oh there's something very charming about that big pink cat. He's very cool. ;)
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Little Ms J said...

This makes me happy in a world where we spoon feed kids their own imaginations.

Kelly said...

Very cool!
My kids like the old b/w Mickey Mouse cartoons better than the current ones, too.
But regularly they do watch the regular Phineas and Ferb/Spongebob/etc! OH, well..

Just Breathe said...

I will have to check out those books.

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