If I Ran the Zoo

September 22, 2016
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Quick review.

Review: 

Surprisingly, slightly racist. Interesting enough to write a longer review. Having princes carry your stuff is some sort of statement.

Message: 

Zoos are great, but they could be much better. Or, foreigners should live in zoos.

Chavela and the Magic Bubble

September 22, 2016
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Quick review.

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Strange book about a Latina girl who loves gum, and gets some magic gum and blows a huge bubble and travels to Latin America and back in time or something.

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Teaches how gum is made. Also natural products are better than synthetic.

The Biggest Bear

September 22, 2016
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Quick review.

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Super long. Odd. Boy adopts a bear cub and raises it and then tries to take it back to the wild but it won't go. He ends up having to try to shoot it but some zookeepers come deus ex machina style at the very end.

Message: 

Wild animals shouldn't be pets.

Frederick

September 22, 2016
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Quick review.

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Starts out like the ant and the grasshopper, where a family of field mice are all getting ready for winter except one who seems like a slacker but it turns out he is a POET. Kind of a hipster vibe despite its age.

Message: 

Not all skills are physical.

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