Bark, George

September 22, 2016
Subheader: 

Quick review.

Review: 

Odd book. Mother dog tries to get her son to bark, but he keeps making other animal noises, so they go to the vet and he has other animals inside him.

Message: 

Animals who make the wrong noises actually have other animals inside them.

Seven Blind Mice

September 22, 2016
Subheader: 

Quick review.

Review: 

Strange version of the blind men and the elephant but mice instead of men. Nice that the one who figures it out is also a blind mouse and not some sighted passerby.

Message: 

Look at the big picture.

Maggie Goes on a Diet

September 22, 2016
Subheader: 

Quick review.

Review: 

Not very well written, but surprisingly not that bad of a story. There are overweight 14 year old girls, and perhaps their lives would improve if they lost weight.

Message: 

Overweight 14-year-olds need to diet.

The Lion & the Mouse

September 22, 2016
Subheader: 

Quick review.

Review: 

Strange, nearly wordless version of the fable. You kind of have to know the fable already to understand what's going on.

Message: 

Help people and they might help you back.

Apple Pie ABC

September 22, 2016
Subheader: 

Quick review.

Review: 

Odd book about a dog trying to get an apple pie, and all the sentences or sentence fragments start with the letters of the alphabet.

Message: 

None.

The Story of Jumping Mouse: A Native American Legend

September 22, 2016
Subheader: 

Quick review.

Review: 

Strange. Native American legend. A mouse wants to visit the far-off land, and gets jumping legs from a magic frog. He gives his eyesight to a blind buffalo and his sense of smell to a wolf who has lost his sense of smell, then the magic frog rewards him by turning him into an eagle.

Message: 

Help others.

Pages