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Monday, June 02, 2008
Childrens' Lit Updated
By way of Boingboing comes this wonderful, subtly-sarcastic update to the classic John Berry "People at Work" series for children. I attended such an old-fashioned elementary school that I read some of these books in the early 90s. My teachers didn't retire; they merely aged until they could no longer go to work.
The caustic, sometimes-silly humor of this update was right up my alley, yet understated enough to function as a real parody of children's lit. Enjoy.
The Ladybird Book of the Policeman