I’d seen the Noni Hazelhurst reading of this book – which she defended so fabulously on Q&A against that idiot Quadrant editor – but had never had the printed pleasure. I read it between customers, and between musings as to where to shelve such a title – in picture books? The illustrations are quite cool, the rhymes are a bit average, but really, we’re all reading it for the authorised swearing at children. Entertaining and recommended.
PS: 300th and final post. Here endeth writereaderly.
Where it came from: Work
Time and manner of reading: An in-between customer read
Where it went: Home
Best line of the book: You can work that out for yourself
Reminds me of/that: —
Who I’d recommend it to: Parents and unsuccessful babysitters
Also reading: Being Alive edited by Neil Astley; Returning the Gift edited by Joseph Bruchac; The Pea-Pickers by Eve Langley; Through the Language Glass by Guy Deutscher; La sombra del viento de Carlos Ruiz Zafón