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Thursday, April 10, 2008

My First Book


In which Princess Lilyput, having read THE BIG O in one sitting, and deciding it was sadly lacking in substance and utterly derivative in style, moves on to something a little more demanding: high-contrast pictures of cows, sheep and ducks. Still, just so long as she’s reading, eh?

11 comments:

Josh Schrank said...

*chuckle* The face says it all. You may want to invest in a bit more rhyming in the next book...

Peter Rozovsky said...

High-contrast pictures of animals? Sounds like genre fiction to me.

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bookwitch said...

Glad you didn't start Lily on Eightball Boogie. Too much swearing and violence in that one for the first month or two.

krimileser said...

It seems that our sons had a German translation of that particular book (i.e. no sheep but a fast car).

Fiona said...

Lily looks a little worried that this is the reading lark you're warbling to her about. Not greatly impressed, imho. You'll have to write her a book or five. :)

colman said...

will Lily be posting a review on the site ? or is it that not an Irish sheep?

norby said...

But does she have Goodnight Moon? My mom, librarian extraordinarinaire, says that's the book all munchkins need to start out life.

cfr said...

Starting young, I see...

Lily is a beauty. Glad to see she's doing well.

Declan Burke said...

Hi folks - Any and all recommendations for early reading gladly accepted ... If I can't trust your opinions, whose can I trust? Cheers, Dec

Peter Rozovsky said...

I’d hold off on David Goodis and Jim Thompson at least until she’s cut her first teeth.
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"Because Murder Is More Fun Away From Home"
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bookwitch said...

I'm with Fiona. I think you need to write some books of your own. After all, the best funny crime writing for young readers comes from Ireland, these days. I'll even review it for you.

Lily does have a sense of humour, I trust? (She'll need it...)