image from NogginFirst, do people still give "shout outs"? I haven't watched MTV's TRL in approximately 8 years, so I'm not sure. I guess I can assume that I'm no longer hip and that people no longer give shout outs.
Today while Princess Sparkley and I were working on her homeschool/virtual school Language Arts lesson we read The Land of Counterpane by Robert Louis Stevenson. As I'm reading it, Princess Sparkley says, "They use this in Little Bear." Really? Cool. So when we get to the end of the poem, and the lines:
I was the giant great and stillI recognize the phrase "pillow hill" which is the title of the Little Bear episode to which Princess Sparkley was referring.
That sits upon the pillow-hill,
And sees before him, dale and plain,
The pleasant land of counterpane.
How cool is it that some Noggin television show for preschoolers is using real literary masterpieces, if not to directly quote, to base episodes on? Pretty cool, I think. Unfortunately, my kids had to point this out to me since, while I believe I've watched the "Pillow Hill" episode, I didn't immediately think of this poem. I should have. I did afterall major in English.