Thursday, December 21, 2017

Thump: The First Bundred Days, dueling book reviews


It's not a book a book that can be appreciated by children. 

It's not the kind of book you give to a child and say, here, read this, and expect them to appreciate it. 

This one is longer.

Megan Fox reading the book to her children.  Her reading session wisely includes a dance break for her kids to blow off steam. I did this same thing grooming my dogs, broke it off for a few runs around the yard then back to them holding steady to be groomed. I saw the same thing with my brother's boys during meals. They really do need to shake loose. I love that break. 


ricpic said...

It's horrible to politicize kids.

I had Swiss Family Robinson read to me. Maybe Treasure Island and Gulliver's Travels as well but my stronger memory is of SFR. Anyhow, never was it banged into my innocent head that someone was the bad guy, The Bad Guy, THE BAD GUY. That is such a deliberate impovershment of a forming mind that it borders on the criminal.

Chip Ahoy said...

I had Frank Baum read to me. He wrote a whole bunch of Oz books.

And Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. The Jabberwocky poem was acted out so that it made sense. Even in French. Like this:

Un deux, un deux, par le milieu le glaive vorpal fait pat-à-pan! La bête défaite, avec sa tête, il rentre gallomphant.

You stab twice with a sword then bend the sword, boing, dump the body, and hold the head under one arm and stumble backwards. The whole poem was acted out that way.

I thought Megan Fox is an actress. I have no idea who she is.

But I LOVE the kids being happy being read to. I love them allowed to make fun of people being crybabies. And unlike liberal indoctrination there's no real smart-ass dialectic put into the mouth of babes. No children swearing. Just kids enjoying the bunnies.

edutcher said...

The Lefties, to the surprise of no one, have gone berserk over the book.

I love it.

Amartel said...

The wizard of oz, book and movie, had tons of political messages.