February 16, 2003

Amazing Escapes, by Mary Packard

This is a "Ripley's Believe It or Not" book that Dave got at a book fair at his school. It's all about people and animals that escaped certain death in a variety of unlikely ways. There's the woman who bit a pit bull terrier in the neck to make it let go of her dog; the woman whose life was saved by her potbelly pig; various people picked up and carried improbable distances by tornadoes only to land safely; people rescued from volcanoes; et cetera, et al.

I got to read all of this aloud to Dave over the last five nights. It was less tedious than some things we've read, but it isn't going to win any literary awards either. I think this one will recede into blessed obscurity on David's shelf until the day when he can read it to himself.

Posted by Will Duquette at February 16, 2003 04:24 PM