Friday, May 13, 2005

How Lynne Cheney Might Critique My Infant Daughter's Book Collection, part 3

The Rainbow Fish
A disgusting aqautic parable about the putative value of socialistic "sharing." Intended to erode faith in the real and psychological worth of private property and engender hatred of the affluent. Wealth-redistribution scheme hatched by shadowy octopus mastermind.

Kitten for a Day
Uses a puppy's mistaken capers with kittens to provide a refreshing reminder of the inherent strength of natural orders. At climax of narrative, puppy's stay-at-home mother provides strong moral guidance for young dog.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
A charmingly illustrated, pleasingly concise paean to the transformative power of free and open consumption. Description of fifth day's feast appropriately cautionary, but denouement of story reaffirms the value of consumption. Redeems author for Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?


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