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…

Finished Grading

Yes, after two weeks, I've graded all my exams. I laughed; I cried; I lost sleep; I drank much more soda than I should have. And now ... it's time to pick up the pieces and regain my sanity for summer school...

Comments

Erica said…
Where'd you get the cloning device?
Anonymous said…
He closed a deal with Kaminoans!
Mom said…
Looking at this picture makes me glad you were not triplets, Rick....lol! Love ya buddy!
D.C. Salmon said…
Good job Mr. Davis!! Have a great summer. So I guess you got to finally meet those clones of yours from the Wimba classrooms.. :)
Rick said…
Cooper, it was an epic fight. As Gandalf said, "There was none to see, or perhaps in after ages songs would still be sung of the Battle..."