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Chris Blocker

Literary snobbery and other thoughts by Chris Blocker

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Back Talk
Danielle Lazarin
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
Isabel Wilkerson
Emma Glass
Leaving Orbit: Notes from the Last Days of American Spaceflight
Margaret Lazarus Dean
The Family Under the Bridge
Natalie Savage Carlson

Babe: The Gallant Pig

Babe: The Gallant Pig - Dick King-Smith

A fun and heartwarming story that doesn't talk down to kids. The characters really make this book. Mr. and Mrs. Hoggett are classic children's storybook characters. Babe is funny and sensitive and tells the story that needs told.

I watched the movie right after finishing the book. I figured this would be one that wouldn't need changing; I was surprised at how much was different. Personally, I felt the book captured the relationships and the humor much better. No duck. No cat. No Rex. Just a nice story.

I read this to the kids and they really enjoyed it. And what great reminder to not so easily accept one's limitations.