In “The Toad, the Turtle, and the Duck,” three strangers commiserate about animal bureaucracy while waiting in a complaint line. In “Hello Kitty,” a cynical feline struggles to sit through his prison-mandated AA meetings. In “The Squirrel and the Chipmunk,” a pair of star-crossed lovers is separated by prejudiced family members.
With original illustrations by Ian Falconer, author of the bestselling Olivia series of children’s books, these stories are David Sedaris at his most observant, poignant, and surprising.
About the Author
David Sedaris is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and Public Radio International’s This American Life. He is the author of the books When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Naked, and Barrel Fever.
- Audio CD
- Publisher: Hachette Audio; Unabridged edition (September 28, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1600244998
- ISBN-13: 978-1600244995
ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT
I adore David Sedaris and this collection of stories only confirms why his writing always hits the mark for me. This anthology of short fables will appeal to those with a twisted sense of humor. Not everyone is going to like this one, but I fell in love with the different animals. Sedaris gives voice to all sorts of creatures and imbibes them with human characteristics. My favorite short was about the bunny and his gate guarding. I listened to the audio version of this so, I don’t have the titles easily at hand. There is a wonderful moral there (spolier alert!) when his life is finally taken by wolves after brutally murdering anyone who passes his way for not agreeing with him.
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