But first, I saw this picture on facebook and had to share it with my blog friends.
How do you writers feel about it, particularly in light of a new book showing up on Amazon every five seconds, or so I hear. How would poor Cicero have handled that?
As to kids not obeying their parents, I’d love to see what that looked like in his day. I doubt very much that he’d like to see what it looks like in our day.
And now for something happier, check out what I’ve decided is my new favorite picture ever.
Sure, it’s not for everyone. I mean, who wants the world’s largest rodent as a pet? You’d need a big yard and a bigger shovel. And maybe you’re more of a dog person than a cat person, but as someone who grew up on Bill Peet’s books, I love capybaras. And friendship between animals, especially of different species, is always endearing.
Here are some of Peet’s illustrations with capybaras.
How about you readers? Giant rodent for a pet? Yes, no? Stick with just the cat? Do you feel like Cicero? Do you think Cicero would have enjoyed a capybara for a pet?