A bug asks to ride the antlers of a moose, and then proceeds to invite other creatures on until the moose has trouble running from hunters. The moose is too polite to tell them to scram. Eventually he sheds his antlers and escapes, and the hunters kill the other animals on his horns and stuff and mount the lot.
Gets sinister at the end.
Wow. I was not expecting the dark turn at the end.Read more...
Unrealistic metaphor that does more harm than good.
It's not bad because the message is bad, but because it fails at getting that message across and what it does get across is just upsetting.Read more...
Went in one ear and out the other.
Mama Bear doesn't give Sister any actual advice or think about what kinds of situations she could get into, only tells her that she has "responsibility." What that responsibility is, is never mentioned. Is this like Spider-man? Is she supposed to catch criminals?Read more...
"[T]here were Indians in Minnesota--tame ones." "One time he came to the town where my father's mother lived and fought Satan there." "When my father was very young he had two dogs and a colored boy." Wow. 1940 was a very different time. Oh, I see why it won an award. *Two* dogs died. Basically the story of the author's parents and grandparents. The interesting part is what he chooses to include.