Tonight I was reading The Gruffalo to Ben and Noah. At the part, He has knobbly knees, and turned-out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of his nose, Ben stopped me and said, “What is a wart?”
I said, “Uh, it’s a little bump that can grow on your skin….. but they’re not poisonous.”
“Yeah,” he agreed, immediately and very seriously adding, “My warts can shoot acid.” Then he waited for me to continue reading. I had to find out more about these acid shooting warts. He was about to say they were on his nose, but changed his mind. They are around his mouth.