Jeanne Birdsall QuotesJeanne Birdsall is an American writer of children's books. She is known mainly for her debut novel The Penderwicks and its sequels, the last of which was published in 2018. The Penderwicks won the 2005 National Book Award for Young People's Literature.
And I don’t know if Batty’s gotten over it yet,’ said Skye. Mr. Penderwick looked out the window to where Batty was playing vampires with Hound. Hound was on his back, trying to wiggle out of the black towel Batty had tied around his neck. Batty was leaping over Hound’s water bowl, shrieking, ‘Blood, blood!’ ‘She looks all right,’ he said.
[The kitchen] was also messy–delightfully so, thought Jane–and it didn’t look as though lots of cooking went on there. There was a laptop computer on the counter with duck stickers on it, the spice cabinet was full of Ben’s toy trucks, and Jane couldn’t spot a cookbook anywhere. This is the kitchen of a Thinker, she decided, and promised herself that she’d never bother with cooking, either.