My son and I have been listening to the Frog and Toad audiobook collection, read by the author, Arnold Lobel, a lot in the past several weeks. It’s so pleasant.

One day, M asked me if we could meet Arnold Lobel. I told him no, because Arnold Lobel died years ago, back when M’s aunt ME was a toddler. He said, “Oh, that’s sad. Now we’ll never meet him.” I said, “Yes, it is sad. But isn’t it neat that we can hear his voice and know his stories and ideas, even though he died?”

I can’t remember his response, but Austin Kleon’s post, The best distance learning is reading a book reminded me of this exchange.