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The Story About Ping

April 21, 2016

The Story About Ping

The Story About Ping (1933) by Marjorie Flack This book is both dated and mildly irritating to our modern sensibilities in so many ways, yet it still remains one of our perennial favorites. Is it the lush, exotic illustrations, Ping the duck’s spirited personality or the fact that he spends the entire adventure trying to avoid a spank on the bottom, which is exactly what awaits him on the last page.

Just So Stories

Just So Stories

Certainly Aesop’s Fables and Grimm’s Fairytales take the majority of the spotlight for fables of old when it comes to speculating on life and its lessons, but I really enjoyed Kipling’s origin stories as a girl. Weird, wild tales about why things are the way they are (How the Camel Got His Hump, How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin) that give children a little bit of insight into the way humans struggle to make sense of our astonishing world.