Caleb and his friend A. wrote a book last week, a collaborative project featuring extensive illustrations and a comprehensive overview of the world of espionage.
A: It’s called all about spies.
C: That’s not how you spell spies. Spies has a Y in it, right mommy?
A: Told you.
C: Now write that spies steal lots of stuff.
C (with authority): Yes! S-T-E-E-L that’s how you write it.
C: Mommy do you spell stuff s-t-u-p-h?
(Sounds of erasing)
C: Now we’re on page 4! Picture time.
A: I don’t want pictures.
C: Books about spies have to have pictures. Otherwise it’s all secrets and no one will know.
A: Okay. And we should make codes.
C: Great! Spies steal codes. Write that.
A: What else do they do?
C: They wear lots of black.
A: And they steal necklaces.
C: And airplanes.
C: Yes. e-i-r-p-l-a-y-n-z. Airplanes.
A: I can’t draw an airplane.
C: Make it invisible.
C: Now write The End.