Saturday, April 17, 2010

Oscar and Arabella

Author: Neal Layton

First line: Oscar was a woolly mammoth.

Why you should read this book: Oscar and Arabella are fun-loving woolly mammoths (Oscar wears a rainbow-striped ski cap) who probably have a lot in common with the small people in your life. They enjoy adventure but not danger and they play hard during the day so they can sleep hard at night. The comic-style story concludes with some (comic style) true facts about woolly mammoths.

Why you shouldn’t read this book: You resent the implication that human beings are, in fact, wild and dangerous animals.

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