Leonard Weisgard

Rain Drop Splash

July 12, 2020
Subheader: 

Doesn’t make much of a splash.

The length of time over which the book's events occur is very nebulous. How much of it is literal? Metaphorical?

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Message: 

Water flows from rain and down the mountains, and eventually ends up in the ocean.

Little Lost Lamb

March 1, 2020
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The metaphor breaks down when you examine it.

The shepherd is explicitly a boy, though it's not clear exactly how old he is. The sheep is an actual sheep, and not even a particularly useful one at that (black wool was less desirable). And I've read "Where the Red Fern Grows"-- I know that in a battle of dog vs. mountain lion, mountain lion usually wins.

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Message: 

Sheep are worth risking your life over.

The Little Island

September 22, 2016
Subheader: 

Quick review.

Review: 

Fairly boring description of a small island and the plants and animals that live there. They are visited by a boat with a kitten on it in the middle, which adds some interest to the story, but then the kitten leaves.

Message: 

Teaches about nature.