Little Spino is a book Hayley started in May of 98, with Varda. It
consists of several chapters, each done in one of Hayley's visits. So
far there are three chapters:
words by Varda, but Hayley said them, and pictures by Hayley and Varda
Chapter 1: Spinosaurus Grows Up
Pages 1, 1a
One day, a spinosaurus was born in an egg. It was a spinosaurus, but
it was named "little spino" when it came out of the egg. It was a
six-month-old spino, and it was not very fierce.
It could play with a lizard, very politely. You would *love* the
Spino; he would not eat you.
And he was born in an egg, but he had to walk a mile to find his
mother. But he could find his way; he knew the way.
Pages 2, 2a
After a couple months, he walked a lot with his mother, and hunted for
long-necks with his mother, and he hunted for food with his mother.
And his last name was "Brushy". And when he didn't clean his room, in
the bushes near the forest, his mother would say "Little Spino
Alexander Brushy!" Clean the room, or I'll clean up all the rock-toys
in your room and put them in a leaf-garbage bag.
Pages 3, 3a
Soon, it was mothers' day, and he had given her a present. Her TV was
broken and she had no flowers, so on Mothers' day he gave her flowers
because she wanted them a lot. And she wanted a TV a lot to watch the
news. And he gave her a TV to watch the news. And it was a leaf TV,
just like the one that had broken. And the leaves were torn apart:
that's how her TV had broken. And soon he had a friend named Antsy,
and his middle name was Pandrin. And his last name was Fancy, because
he was all different colors, like a rainbow.
Antsy was also born in an egg, but he didn't have any parents.
Pages 4, 4a
His mother let him play with his friend a lot, and they watched
television. And while they watched television, they ate guanabana
And they drew pictures. And then they went to their own houses and
played for *two whole hours*.
And then afterwards, they got tired and played with each other. And
then Antsy started asking a lot of questions. And Little Spino said
"I love you!" Antsy said: "Why do you love me", because you are my
friend, and there is nothing like a friend in the world.
Pages 5, 5a
Sometimes, in Antsy's room, when she wouldn't clean her room, their
Mom would say: Antsy Pandrin Fancy! Clean up your room, and she would
The sister went out of her room and said "Where are my toy foods?"
The mother said: "Clean up your room, and *then* you'll find your toy foods."
- [foods of which pictures were drawn]
- cheddar cheese
- a spoon you eat with
- a knife you cut with
- [foods of which no pictures were drawn]
- a fork you spear with
- a tray
- a jar of apple juice
- a jar of gum [laugh]
- (pretend gum in a pretend jar)
- (everything is pretend too)
Special for Daddy
Saturday 09 May 1998
Chapter 2: Little Spino Goes to School
Chapter 3: Little Spino Goes to Bed
Chapter 4: Little Spino Wakes Up
Sunday, 31 May 1998
One day, Little Spino was very sleepy when he woke up. His mother
asked him what he wanted for breakfast. And he said that what he
wanted for breakfast was a toaster strudel.
He was eating his breakfast. He finished it in one big! bite.
Squeak! Squeak! Squeak! Squeak! Squeak! Squeak!
He had just finished his breakfast and he was brushing his teeth when
the phone rang.
His mother stopped brushing his teeth and answered the phone.
It was Little Longneck's mother. They talked on the phone for a
little while, and then when Little Spino's mother got off the phone,
she came back to the bathroom, and said, "I'm sorry I was so long
talking on the phone."
And she started brushing the rest of his teeth.
And she started singing, "Old MacDonald had a farm."
He started crying because he did not like that song because he thought
it was icky.
His mother was surprised when she saw him crying, and he said,
sniffily, "I do not like that song. Please, please, stop singing that
So he started singing, "The Itsy Bitsy Spider Climbed Up The Water
She started crying because she didn't like that song. Little Spino
was surprised, and she said sniffily, "Please, please stop singing
that song! I do not like it!"
And then they knew a song that they both liked. It was "I'm a little
tea-pot." And they both started singing it:
I'm a little tea-pot
short and stout
here is my handle
and here's my spout.
When I get a little steamed up
hear me shout,
"Just tip me over
and pour me out."
Special for Daddy. Varda, Hayley. Turn the page and see what's for
We love you more than anything in the whole (w)ide world!
Last modification : 2 June 1998