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One of the most frustrating things about kindergarten, for me, was trying to tie the teacher’s shoe. If we could do that, we got a pair of bright orange shoelaces. I and another kid couldn’t and didn’t, despite our best … Continue reading
What do Cinderella and a vampire have in common?
People have always been fascinated by whether–or what–animals might be thinking. So you have pet psychics, Garfield‘s deadpan snarky thought bubbles, Martha‘s cheerful verbosity, and any number of other talking animal stories. But thanks to some dedicated scientists, we know … Continue reading
A fitting read for a Monday morning. Humans aren’t the only creatures who need a nudge to get up in the morning, but when you’re Waking Dragons, it’s more like a heave.
Technology is getting younger every day; gadgets for many kids are a given, and books and literacy apps abound. But what happens when we’re too focused on a screen? In this clever interpretation of the most famous line in computer … Continue reading
Many creatures are happily nocturnal, making the most of the dark. Raccoons, bats, owls (unless they’re being hypnotized), and the list goes on. But humans… well, it depends. Humans are big on lullabies. We explain the difference between night and … Continue reading
Two hundred years ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their tales. Two hundred years later, their stories are still being told and retold. With their simplicity, archetypal characters and symbolic meanings, the tales are open to modernizing, parodying, fleshing out … Continue reading
With the winter storms being what they are, it makes extra sense that some animals migrate south for the winter — birds, eels, and… Squirrels? I guess if they’re darn squirrels, they do. I haven’t yet read the first Those … Continue reading