Saturday, September 29, 2007
Okay, I'm just a wee bit upset with Dad.
He bought me the book "Sailor" and read it to me last night.
It's a kid's book, mind you.
Worse, it's about a Newfie who doesn't swim until he has to do something heroic, blah, blah, blah.
Of course, he bought it for me because I too don't like to swim so I can only conclude he's making a point to make fun of me. (Andrew liked it but that's a whole other story.)
Please send your protests to this blog and, if you know a good attorney, please let me know.
From the Tidespoint, Newfoundland website:
"Sailor is a very unusual Newfoundland dog -- he's afraid of the water! This brings a lot of scorn for Sailor, which also rubs off on his owner, six-year-old Ike, who tries a variety of methods to entice Sailor into the water. Everything fails until one Spring day Ike follows a group of other boys onto the ice. When Ike falls in, Sailor overcomes his fear and saves him. After this Sailor is no longer called a hangashore, but is the town hero.
This is the second collaboration of Cathy Simpson and Joanne Snook-Hann. Their first book, There Are No Polar Bears Here! is now into its third printing."
"This simple, loving tale of a boy and his dog will charm small children everywhere with its lovely illustrations and authentic Newfoundland flavour."
--The Evening Telegram
"Snook-Hann's wonderful illustrations will delight toddlers and preschoolers; Simpson's expert story-telling techniques will attract primary and elementary school children. This charming book will capture a wide audience."
-- The Newfoundland Herald