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Debatable Recap: Reeping a Win

 

Ooh, February’s Debatables was a close one! A sincere congrats to Cricket for the win!

But, of course, the REAL winner is mousekind. Well done, you cute little buggers! We love you!

 

Pam Webb

February ‘s Debatable topic of “Most Appealing Mouse of Middle Reader Literature” sparked a lively discussion. It appears mice are quite nice in many an opinion. We won’t mention the one dissenting view about mice (which wasn’t very nice at all).

I choose Reepicheep from C.S. Lewis’s Narnia series.

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While Mike nominated Amos from Robert Lawson’s Ben and Me.

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After a spirited voting spree, Reepicheep won by a whisker–yes, by one vote. Reep, that mighty warrior mouse valiantly strode forward and claimed his victory.

To be fair, Ben is a great little mouse. In fact, a vote for Ben or a vote for Reepicheep, along with the suggestions for Stuart Little, Bianca, Wilcox and Griswold, Despereaux, Runaway Ralph as considerations, just goes to show that mice are nice. That is, I admit I’m not keen on finding them unexpectedly in my kitchen pantry, but mice truly are winsome little creatures.

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Debatables: The Worst Picture Book Ever

Don’t let the headline get your dander up: This is all in good fun! We loooove picture books around these parts!

But it’s also time for Debatables, the new semi-regular column where minor literary questions are argued with perhaps a bit too much passion. So fur is gonna fly.

This month, my debate partner, Cricket Muse, and I pondered the following question:

What is the Worst Picture Book Ever?

Needless to say Cricket and I held very different opinions on the matter.

I wisely gave worst honors to this one:

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