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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 Better Christmas Special

It’s time once again to engineer some conflict with my pal, Cricket Muse!

That can only mean one thing: It’s a new Debatables, where Cricket and I expend way too much effort arguing minor matters in children’s literature.

This months topic:

The Best Christmas TV Special Based on a Children’s Book

In making our choices we had to adhere to two rules:

  1. The book had to be published before the special was produced.
  2. We couldn’t choose How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

I selected A Wish For Wings That Work

For some mysterious reason Cricket couldn’t embed the WFWTW video on her blog so I’m posting it here. Give it a watch! It’s a delight!

And Cricket chose Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, which started out as a coloring book before it became a song and a Rankin-Bass stop motion cartoon. So Cricket’s section technically applies.

A coloring book? Really, Cricket? Way to uphold the letter—if not the spirit—of the Debatables rules. Very Christmas-y, that.

I’m turning off the comments on this post because the arguments are taking place on Cricket’s blog. So head on over, read our arguments, and leave an opinionated comment!

I know I’m the underdog here, so do give Opus a watch before passing judgement.

Happy Holidays All!