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 8, 2014. Children's Africana Book Award Ceremony. Smithsonian Museum of African Art, Washington DC.
November 12, 2014. Children's Book Fair, Mexico City, Mexico.
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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