Sunday, January 7, 2007

Guji Guji

Author: Chi-Yuan Chen

Quote: "Look at that ridiculous crocodile. He's walking like a duck."

Why you should read it: This is the best children's book you've never heard of. When a crocodile's egg ends up in a duck's nest, the result is a strong, positive, and commendable message about the true meaning of family. Guji Guji's crocodile DNA runs secondary to his duck family values, and his family's love for him is returned when he has the opportunity to protect them. Kids love this book in ways that cannot be explained.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You insist on realistically portrayed animal relationships in your children's literature. You despise the villification of a crocodile's natural predatory behavior.

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