Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Aminal


Every child is familiar with the game of "Telephone." It's a timeless classic that has kept kids in stitches for decades. We're all familiar with the drill - sitting in a circle with your friends, whispering a phrase from person to person until the last child finally says aloud the completely convoluted version he heard. It's been played since I was a kid, since my parents were kids, since my grandparents were kids...it's an internationally popular game that will never go out of style, no matter what new technology pops up (I mean, honestly - there's not a whole lot of fun to be had in playing "Text Message" or "Twitter" or "Facebook", now is there?). No, "Telephone" has been an endless source of amusement for years and looks like it's got the lasting power to stay that way for a while.

But seasoned veterans of the game also know that phrases can quickly develop into completely unexpected and unrelated things, and not necessarily in a good way. In the Aminal, little Patrick's simple mispronunciation of a word sets of a chain reaction of embellishments and new plot twists to his story that sends the neighborhood children into a frenzy! The story picks up more frightening edges as it's passed on from friend to friend, and by the time everyone's heard about it, they think they have to save Patrick from a giant green "aminal" that's going to eat him!

Children will thoroughly enjoy reading this book. The silly mistakes the characters make are easily identifiable and bring the story to life. Readers will laugh and appreciate the surprise ending. It'll also teach a valuable lesson in communication!

Pick up your copy today!

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