Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain

It’s fair to say that I read a good number of books children’s books. Having kids of my own, I like to pilfer their shelves from time to time. In our house, we like to stock “the classics” as a sort of quality guarantee. Since children’s books became a genre there have been writers who have tried to cash in on the children’s market as a way to make a quick buck with little effort. Reading “the classics” means that you get the best books from every era without having to wade through the formulaic twaddle, most of which has mercifully been forgotten over the years.
It’s a different story with modern children’s books. Picking up a new children’s book means taking a chance on wasting your time, and the modern children’s book publishing machine loves tried and true formulas. After the success of Harry Potter we got books about schools for magical/mythological/specially talented kids who are sorted into groups based on their personalities. After The Hunger Games took off, we’ve have had m…

"Job Creators"

One day a rich CEO was riding in his limousine when he saw a man eating grass along the side of the road. He told the driver to stop. He got out and asked the man, "Why are you eating grass?"

The man replied, "Sir, with this economy, I can't find a job. I'm so poor, I can't afford a thing to eat."

So the CEO said, "Poor guy, come back to my house. I have work for you."

The man responded, "But I have a wife and three kids." The CEO told him to bring them along.

When they were all in the car, the poor man said, "Thank you so much for taking us back to your house; it is so kind of you."

The CEO replied, "Oh, you're going to love it there, the grass is a foot tall!"


Rose said…
It would be hilarious if it wasn't true. Lol.