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The Story About Ping

Posted Oct 5 2017 - 12:13pm
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Duck, duck, abuse.

Nothing like this would be written today. It's just so a product of its time. Even back then, I think the message was: If your family is abusive to you, suck it up because home is where you belong. Nobody would write a book with that message nowadays!

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It's better to be with your family even if they are physically abusive.

Loudmouth George and the Sixth-Grade Bully

Posted Jan 16 2017 - 1:31pm
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Wrong book is wrong.

That's not how you deal with a problem like that. You really need to get an adult involved. You don't want to end up in a situation where the bully is actually violent with you. There are only threats in this story, but kids aren't going to come up with the solution to bullying on their own. This whole book is a bad idea. Don't do this.

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People will stop bullying you if you trick them into eating something yucky.

You Get What You Get

Posted Jan 14 2017 - 12:10pm
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At least the author can't complain about my review. She gets what she gets.

So, yeah. Magical solution to an actual real problem. That I really have. I'm pretty sure if I told my child, "You get what you get and you don't throw a fit," (he's almost three) he would throw a fit. And it's about as condescending as "Because I said so." Who gets to decide "what you get"?

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You get what you get and you don't throw a fit.

Todd's TV

Posted Nov 23 2016 - 12:28pm
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Television is bad. Because it is.

I hated this book so much I wrote a YouTube review of it.

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Television is bad.

Big Rabbit's Bad Mood

Posted Sep 22 2016 - 1:09pm
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Quick review.

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What. A rabbit is in a bad mood. Pretty realistic, if metaphorical, depiction of what it is like. Then deus ex machina birthday surprise party.

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When people don't want to talk to you, they are planning to do something nice for you.

An American ABC

Posted Sep 22 2016 - 1:09pm
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Quick review.

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What. It's kind of long, but also quaint and a bit racist. And it was published in 1952, before the Pledge of Allegiance changed. Interesting in some ways.

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America is awesome.

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