"Mrs. Kilgo, did you know that a cuckoo bird
lays its eggs in other birds' nests, then the bird hatches and
knocks the other birds' eggs out of the nest?"
"Do you know this bird called a killdeer pretends
it has a broken wing to distract predators from its young?"
"Mrs. Kilgo, do you think someone could fit 50 of those
cupcake flags in their mouth at once? One flag for each state?"
"Mrs. Kilgo, did you know there's a guy in this book who
has THIRTY rattlesnakes hanging out of his mouth?!"
(child says while excitedly pointing at the picture).
"Mrs. Kilgo, look these are the largest jeans in the world!"
(aerial photo of a very large pair of blue jeans spread
out over what must be several acres of land).
"This book shows how jeeps were used in World War 1!"
"Hey, I found this book in the library about The Great
Depression! I'm going to read more about it."
"Look, this diagram shows every
stage of how the Titanic sank!"
"Did you know there was a bad solar storm
and it may interfere with cell phone service?"
"I saw this show on the Discovery last night about..."
Could there be anything more exciting than seeing that light in a child's eyes? That's the kind of thing that makes it all worthwhile.