Saturday, September 29, 2007

Satchel's Protest

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.)
Not funny.
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


Anonymous said...

Hi there Satchie! I just stumbled across your blog and I've really enjoyed reading it. It made me laugh out loud! You're just one big sweet Newfie, aren't ya?

But about "Sailor", look, he was really just a figment of my imagination. If it would help, I'd autograph your copy, although I bet you'd much rather have a nice big Newf-sized chewy bone! Would that make us friends?

Email me at simpsonoxford AT yahoo DOT com.

Love to Drew,
Cath Simpson xxoo

Gizmosav said...

Hey Satchie,
Looks like your soaring with the eagles now!! Say hi to your new friend for me....if your still talking to me.
Your Pal Giz

onecoatsam said...

Thanks guys, but I need real help. Check out the latest!