I loved this series of books when I was a child in the late 70s/early 80s. They’ve been out of print for a long time.
I don’t even own a Kindle, but I thought others might like to know about these being available for Kindle. I bought paper copies of these books at eBay many years ago, after having given away my originals as a teenager.
These are very smart books, and far more enjoyable than the Hardy Boys, in my opinion.
Oxford University Press bans pigs from children’s books, so here’s Porky Pig reciting the Pledge of Allegiance
Oxford University Press is the largest university press in the world.
The Telegraph reports:
The Oxford University Press has warned its writers not to mention pigs, sausages or pork-related words in children’s books, in an apparent bid to avoid offending Jews and Muslims.
I’m Jewish, and I have neither been offended, nor heard of any Jew claiming to be offended, by pigs being mentioned in literature.
“Hobbes and Bacon” is a “Calvin and Hobbes” tribute that takes place 26 years later. I had nothing to with creating these cartoons – I am merely posting them here so that you can see them. There are four – and only four – but that’s enough to get the message across. You can see larger versions of the images by clicking twice on each image:
According to this article, summer vacation makes children dumber and fatter. The article even goes on to say that it’s the poor and racial minorities who are hit the hardest.
But don’t worry. There’s a proposal to have the federal government get involved to solve this problem. Supporters of the program claim that it would cost less than $2,000 per child per summer. Of course supporters of these kinds of government programs always understate the cost, so I can easily see such a program costing far more than that amount.
This is a fantastic article about the current health care debate.