Quick book reviews by a dad and his daughters.
Seconds by Brian Lee O’Malley
This is one brick of a book, but — surprisingly — I breezed through it in 2 sittings.
The story is suspenseful, weird, socio-realistic and clever.
There may have been a bit too much youngsters-in-angstful-love for my taste, but it did give me flashbacks — sort of — and that’s a good sign.
Kudos to the canuck for penning such a good-looking and well-told tome.
Around the World with Mouk
Wall to wall Boutavant. What more could you want?
I’m a real fan of the cycling Mouk and his pals, and his adventures as he travels around the world and meets his virtual penpals is a much-needed lesson in how similar we all are, despite our surroundings and cultures.
A staple in our household for more than 20 years, these misters and misses provide nightly chuckles and guffaws. They are especially fun when you switch out their personal verbs for something more bathroomy.
For Little Miss Farty* (*Tiny)
The trouble was, because she was so farty, nobody knew she lived there.
Nobody had noticed her.
Not even the farmer and his wife.
So, there she farted, All alone. With nobody to fart to.
She was very farty.
Cracks my girls up, every time.
Where The Wild Things Are
The book that made the biggest impression on me as a child. Rambunctious kid sent to bed without dinner imagines life without parents telling him what he cannot do.
Nice moral to the story. I especially loved the journey to the land of the wild things and the playing with them. And could totally relate to Max’s realization that parenting is no great fun all the time, either.
Heck, I even named my son Max