Eleanor's Reviews > Angus and the Cat
Angus and the Cat
Jun 20, 2013
Okay, maybe I snapped: but it's hot here, I've been under a LOT OF PRESSURE lately and postmodern/postcolonial/postpostmo literature just isn't doing it for me anymore. I feel like lying under my blankie and sucking my thumb. So when I saw Angus and the Cat sitting on a shelf at the library, I had to pick it up. I remember reading this book out loud to my classmate Scott when we were in kindergarten, and our teacher thought I was a freak. Good memories. The retro illustrations by Marjorie Flack are wonderful. Angus reminds me of all the marvelous, mischievous little dogs I was honored to have as members of my family. For the people who took stars off just because Flack uses capital letters too often, I wanted to write this entire review in caps just to annoy you. Kids love this sort of thing, onomatopoeia and CAPITAL LETTERS and animals making noises---why do you think comic books are popular with the young?---even though the tone of this book is hushed in comparison to some of the stuff that passes for children's literature nowadays. Read this book aloud to your children and let them judge whether the capital letters are annoying.
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June 20, 2013 – Shelved
June 20, 2013 – Finished Reading