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Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
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Glad I read this after reading Paddington, because they're both fresh in my mind so I can compare the two. I liked Winnie the Pooh better, I think, because I liked the larger cast of animal characters. I also believe that Winnie the Pooh was publishe ...more
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The Dark Side of Disney by Leonard Kinsey
The Dark Side of Disney
by Leonard Kinsey (Goodreads Author)
read in February, 2016
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This is my kind of Disney guidebook - there's a liberal sprinkling of profanity, plus very un-Disney-like phrases such as:

"While we're talking about theft..."
"Right above my secret sex location..."
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"and most importantly (and rare for WDW) FREE MOTH
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Disney after Dark by Ridley Pearson
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Awesome idea, poor execution. I liked the parts where the DHIs were exploring the rides after hours, but that was the most enjoyable part for me. Plot holes, poor character development, stilted dialogue and a very sexist treatment of the female chara ...more
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A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond
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Judy took one of his paws. "Come along Paddington. We'll take you home, and you can have a nice, hot bath. Then you can tell me all about South America. I'm sure you must have had lots of wonderful adventures."

"I have," said Paddington earnestly. "Lo
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Mummy Cat by Marcus Ewert
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What a bizarre story! It won't appeal to everyone, but I loved the strangeness and how it almost borders on horror. I loved the illustrations - they do a great job of mimicking ancient Egyptian art, which I think is an endlessly fascinating art form. ...more
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The Day the Crayons Came Home by Drew Daywalt
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So, so funny! My favorites are Maroon Crayon (used once to color a scab) and Tan (or Burnt Sienna?) Crayon (regurgitated by the dog). Neon Red Crayon was also hilariously misguided. I'm usually not a huge fan of Oliver Jeffers' illustrations, but the ...more
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Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed by Lesléa Newman
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The experience of reading this book is not complete without listening to Ketzel's composition, which is available on YouTube! I was expecting something a little bit more accidentally melodic, but it sounds pretty much exactly like a cat walking acros ...more
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Tricky Vic by Greg Pizzoli
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A fascinating little-known story about a masterful con artist, and an interesting departure from Pizzoli's other books. He covers many of Vic's various cons - not just selling the Eiffel Tower. My favorite may have been the counterfeit money making b ...more
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Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Nimona
by Noelle Stevenson
read in February, 2016
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Was expecting a straight-up silly adventure comic; was not expecting such an emotional ending!! Though it gets darker towards the end, there are funny parts throughout - reminded me of Adventure Time-type humor. I was sold once I saw the shark with b ...more
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Ninja-Rella by Joey Comeau
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The story was kind of thin, but I liked the feminist twist of Cinderella wanting to be the Prince's ninja bodyguard rather than his doting wife. I liked the discussion questions at the end, because they get readers thinking about how comics work, in ...more
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