Friday, September 12, 2014

Forgotten Friday: Ereth's Birthday by Avi

This meme is about books that have been pushed aside while others have gone viral and made into movies. It can be old books, new books, any book that never got its (or enough) time  in the spot light.


So this week's choice is a book from my childhood. It's part of the Dimwood Forest series written by Avi. It's about a grumpy porcupine, who's best friend is a mouse named Poppy, who protects and raises three foxes who's mother has been killed. Now, I know this sounds like an ordinary children's book but the dialogue--more specifically the way Ereth speaks is just gold. How can one not love this:

"Boiled bat butter! Just when you get used to one way, everything changes. Why can't things ever stay the way they are? Phooey and fried salamander spit with a side order of rat ribbon? I hate change!"

"Barbecued bear beards," Ereth swore to himself. Heaving himself up, he waddled over to where the foxes lay. "Move over, you piebald pooper snoopers."

"Being good! It's all broccoli bunk and tick toffee. Oh pull the chain and barf three buckets."

Maybe it's just me after all..

The book is filled with cute little pictures, it's not a picture book though. It's good for readers that are weaning off having pictures on every page. It's a great book, and a great series for kids and kids at heart. Hell, I still love it. I hope you guys will check this out, and enjoy it!

Coming Soon: I'm currently reading Tether by Anna Jarzab, the second book of the Many-Worlds Series. I hope to have a review up for it before Monday but we'll see how it goes.

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