Friday, February 21, 2014

Feature and Follow Friday: Let's Clean up the Streets

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Q: What was the last book that made you cry?

Yes! I admit it, The Girl in Red -- a picture book -- by Aaron Frisch and Roberto Innoncenti made me cry.

Well not exactly ''tear up'', more like recoil inside, and desperately want to cry because of the impotent horrible feeling that there isn't anything I can do to help children who have passed away in the hands of predators.

Kids are always warned not to talk to strangers, a lesson often accompanied by the Red Riding Hood tale. Well, in this version there is no food starved wolf, Grandma's house is replaced with a trailer, and no one is there to save little red.


  1. First time seeing a picture book make the rounds. Sounds very deep. Great pick.
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    1. Love breaking the record, lol. Guess I've been watching too many Olympic games.

  2. Oh my. That does sound like quite an emotional read! And a picture book on top of it? Wow. I already feel my heart tearing at the sound of it!

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    1. It is quite sad. People complain it's on the kiddies side of the library. Controversy!!

  3. Ooh, I haven't heard of this but from your description I know I would probably cry.

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  4. Ooh I've never heard of this either, but it sounds like a tragic book. New follower via GFC, would appreciate a follow back! :)

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  5. It sounds like a really sad book,
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    1. Thanks Barbara, Following you back :)