My little golden book about zogg
Zog by Julia DonaldsonCelyn went into hospital for a procedure under General Anaesthetic and while she was out I nipped down from the Childrens Hospital to the nearby Waterstones and picked this up (also signed 3 Prince of Thorns & 1 King of Thorns copy (Bristol, Galleries)). We read it together while she was recovering before going home.
Nice read. Not quite Room on the Broom or Stickman quality, but a solid 3.75 stars. The fairybook princess and rescuing knight both throw off their stereotypes and opt to become doctors. Not a startling move in childrens books these days, but still good.
Its hard to say what the magic ingredient is that this one had less of than the authors bigger hits. All the components seem to be there. A story told in verse to pictures. I think perhaps it was just that it was a larger story with more active characters and lacked that singular focus so suited to the form... Who knows.
Good artwork, funny touches in the detail. A must for all Donaldson fans (Julia, not Stephen).
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We Are Zogg
Animated Zogg! The Cuddly Menace. I was in a supermarket recently searching for a brown mustard-and-conditioner in one. Having found no theological resolution in these rarified encounters I have left the door open to the chance that sublime truth may be found where I least expect it. So it was with genuine anticipation that I opened the book, curious to know what the people at Little Golden Books believed small children who stick Beeferoni up their noses could absorb about the Inscrutible One.
Tired of waiting? Click here to disable ads! This was great to watch, if only because it has been forever since I read those little Golden Books. While I did not read this one, it definitley brings back great memories. I kind of felt as though this single joke dragged on a bit too long.
I learned that Boing Boing seems never to have linked to one of my favorite things on the internet: Zogg, the Cuddly Menace. Jason Yungbluth's brilliant remix of My Little Golden Book About God is as wonderful as it was glorns ago, so I thought it would be fun to perform a dramatic reading to celebrate the impending arrival of the star tankers. Weapon Brown in particular is getting great reviews lately, such as the following from Total Nerd. A parody of Peanuts sent in a grim dystopian techno-future, it was originally published in but has recently been collected in Omnibus form. Do not fail your species. Fans of old computer RPGs will doubtless agree that best part of many was the character creation screen, where you get to fool around with portraits, characteristics and classes and all the other little details. Imagine two hinged pieces of black glass, […].