Sunday, April 6, 2014

Day 6. My Rhinoceros

Book 17
I want to meet Jon Agee and the notion is solely based on his books. He writes some of the most imaginative, unhinged, perfectly-tuned-to-children stories and this is a perfect example. A boy picks up a rhinoceros from his local exotic pet store. The rhinoceros doesn't really do anything and the boy starts to feel disappointed in his decision. A pet trainer asks how good the rhino is at popping balloons and poking holes in kites. The story takes a turn. And the reader is left with a sense of wonder. Very excellent stuff indeed.

Hear Jon Agee describe the story himself here:

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