The Lion & the Mouse

September 22, 2016
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Strange, nearly wordless version of the fable. You kind of have to know the fable already to understand what's going on.

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Help people and they might help you back.

Maggie Goes on a Diet

September 22, 2016
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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.

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Overweight 14-year-olds need to diet.

The Story of Jumping Mouse: A Native American Legend

September 22, 2016
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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.

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Help others.

Apple Pie ABC

September 22, 2016
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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.

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None.

Chavela and the Magic Bubble

September 22, 2016
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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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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.

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Wild animals shouldn't be pets.

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