25. October 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Tammy · Tags:

World of Poo by Terry Pratchett, 113 pages, read by Tammy, on 10/23/2012

A bedtime story of a character in Pratchett’s Discworld series becomes a real book that you can pretend you are reading along with Captain Vimes as he reads it to young Sam. I’ll leave it to your better judgment if you want to read it to your kids or not. They might decide that they want a collection like the main character in the story.

From the Discworld book, Snuff, “A charming tale for people of all ages (but especially for young Sam Vimes) from the pen of Miss Felicity Beedle, Discworld’s premier children’s author.

‘Vimes’ prompt arrival got a nod of approval from Sybil, who gingerly handed him a new book to read to Young Sam. Vimes looked at the cover. The title was The World of Poo. When his wife was out of eyeshot he carefully leafed through it. Well, okay, you had to accept that the world had moved on and these days fairy stories were probably not going to be about twinkly little things with wings. As he turned page after page, it dawned on him that whoever had written this book, they certainly knew what would make kids like Young Sam laugh until they were nearly sick. The bit about sailing down the river almost made him smile. But interspersed with the scatology was actually quite interesting stuff about septic tanks and dunnakin divers and gongfermors and how dog muck helped make the very best leather, and other things that you never thought you would need to know, but once heard somehow lodged in your mind.”

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