Our current listening selection in the car is Magic Tree House – Books 17-24 (it just happened so that this particular compilation was available from the library). Anna was extremely fascinated with the first book in these group – Tonight on the Titanic. I doubt that she would have chosen to read a book without listening to it first, but once she listened to the story she asked for both a book and a non-fiction research guide. She quickly read through both of them and asked very many questions. Mostly she was interested in why everyone thought that this ship cannot sink, why there wasn’t enough lifeboats for everyone and why people couldn’t “just swim to safety” if they had life vests. She was also interested in whether people on Titanic had flashlights, and this sent us to the computer to see when flashlights were invented. She said that the story is pretty sad, but she was up for “correcting the errors of the past” and building her own Titanic. As you can see, it’s pretty safe – with a lot of life boats and even a police boat nearby to save everyone. She called the police boat “Carpenter” – this is how she read “Carpathia” in Titanic Research Guide. Anna brainstormed several ideas of placing lifeboats on top of her Lego Titanic, but eventually gave up on them – just like real Titanic builders. But she made sure to conduct a lifeboat drill and even saved the table from Titanic to have a feast later.