when I'm reading her bedtime stories, my daughter is no longer satisfied with merely hearing the text as written. She now points at every background character in every illustration and asks "What she say? what SHE say?" We end up making up a whole secondary plot together, like the Extended Director's Cut version of the book.

As a strategy of dragging out bedtime it's extremely effective.

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