Thursday, June 14, 2007


Now here’s a lovely sentiment: I’d Really Like to Eat a Child by Sylvianne Donnio • Illustrated by Dorothée de Monfreid (don't you ever just get to feeling that way [like when the little darlings are running about the library making lots of loud, annoying kiddie-type noises crashing into other patrons and library displays and such; and their parents are wandering about {or surfing the internet} blithely ignoring their responsibilities~makes a librarian want to rampage...]?). Achilles is a baby crocodile whose mother brings him bananas to eat each and every morning (every time complimenting him on how big and handsome he is becoming~and with such beautiful teeth... "how true" he often thinks to himself, but he is growing Awfully tired of those bananas...)~he would Really like to eat a child.

"Children don't grow on banana trees," his mother chides (silly, silly boy) Papa Crocodile brings him a giant sausage, but, of course, that is no good. Mama and Papa make him a giant chocolate cake, but What Are They Thinking? He Really Wants to eat a Child! The ending is truly wonderful (and no children are eaten~just in case you're wondering {tho a child does make an appearance~and no, the child does not win Achilles over through charm~that would NOT be my kind of story, in case you didn't know!})

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