Yes I know that’s two words and yes I know he’s a person, but nonetheless Mr Perkins, “one of the engine drivers on the island of Sodor” in case you didn’t know, has dominated my week.
He is Sir’s latest and greatest *thing*. For ages it was Mr Grumpfish in Bubble Guppies.. then he found the cartoon hippo singing “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” – that didn’t last long thank God – and there was also the Higglytown Heroes.
He’s on the Thomas and Friends DVD’s and he has his own little ‘story’ in between the episodes and some enterprising person has put them all together on Youtube.
I like Mr Perkins, he doesn’t talk down to the kids and even has a couple of wry remarks for the grown ups too.
Because he’s watched it so much, Sir has started talking along with them, he knows each bit by heart and it’s done wonders for his speech.
I know kids TV can drive us all up the wall, especially if your has a tendency to watch the same bit over and over and over and over ad infinitum…. but I would like to say thank you to Mr Perkins, I hope the Fat Controller gives him a pay rise 😉
I’m linking with Jocelyn http://www.thereadingresidence.com/word-of-the-week-18915/