Clare Turlay Newberry

Marshmallow

October 25, 2020
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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.

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Message: 

Rabbits make good pets.

Barkis

November 14, 2017
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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.

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Message: 

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