Clare Turlay Newberry

A fluff of a book.

It's cute, but there's not much to it. The poetry is silly. It's just kind of a middle-of-the-road book.


Rabbits make good pets.

Not to be confused with Challah bread.

The massive amount of text is rather overwhelming, though. In a spread, the right side might be a puppy, and nothing else. A fairly good picture of a puppy, a spaniel of some kind. Not photorealistic or anything, but definitely identifiable as a puppy. Cute. And the left side is just this wall of text. Given that it was published in 1938, we've come a long way as far as children's literature is concerned.


Take care of animals when they're young because the world is a dangerous place.

Textbook deus ex machina ending.

An inane, contrived story. They suddenly decide to move to a larger apartment. The end.