I found out that the Ladybug is reading E. L. Konigsburg’s From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. This was one of my favorite books when I was in school, and so I excitedly told her about my fond memories of the book when she shared the news with me.
The next day, during the class discussion about their reading, the Ladybug shared with the teacher that this was one of my — her dad’s — favorite books when he was a kid.
“Oh,” said her teacher. “I didn’t know this book was that old.”