Rudyard Kipling did it. So did James Thurber. Now David Sedaris tries his hand at animal fables. Warning #1: the bunny is NOT fluffy. Warning #2: bottoms are not called bottoms. Warning #3: more Orwell than Aesop, I’d say.
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After hearing one these stories on THIS AMERICAN LIFE, I was a bit surprised to see the book in the children’s section in one of our local Bookstores. Should I tell them?
That is hilarious! Hmm…is there someone at the bookstore that will actually pay attention? I mean, is a smart independent or a chain?
It’s a smart independent (I was with DaNae that evening), which is why I’m surprised it was in the children’s section at all. They were really busy that night (book signing for a friend’s new book) or else we probably would have said something then . . .
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I’m Monica Edinger, a teacher, writer, and reviewer. My first book for children is Africa is My Home: A Child of the Amistad. You can learn more about me, this blog, and my work here.
November 22, 2014.National Council of Teachers of English. "Crossing the Line: Storytelling that Integrates Facts and Artifacts." Gaylord National Resort, National Harbor, VA.
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