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February 25th, 2000

The Story About Ping

Story About Ping

THE STORY ABOUT PING by Marjorie Flack and Kurt Wiese I read this book to Willy one day half expecting him to cut me off mid-first-page, as it has none of the elements he's usually interested in. But he listened all the way, asked for it again, and has asked for it millions of times since then. It's another example of a classic that is a classic for a reason. There is something about this story that is really haunting. The pictures are so expressive, and the story so scary in a controlled way. Willy has asked me a lot about China since reading this book, and wants to go see the Yangtze River and the Wise Eyed Boat. It's one of the first times a book has sparked new interests in him, rather than a book just happening to cater to his interests.

story stolen from the mother of 5-year-old Willy and his 2-year-old brother Frank

http://slashdot.org/books/99/01/31/1246212.shtml

big up to Frank-oh

-ram

Posted in Miscellaneous

FROM: Matt
DATE: Thursday February 24, 2000 -- 11:52:17PM
Damn Ryan I read that book at least 20 times as a kid. My mom and I loved that one.



FROM: Robert
DATE: Friday February 25, 2000 -- 1:43:51PM
I never read that book when I was younger, as far as I can remember.

Looking at the cover alone makes me think about ordering Peking Duck.



FROM: Ryan
DATE: Friday February 25, 2000 -- 2:16:48PM
Frank and I were discussing how he should be the Daily Ping mascot.



FROM: Paul
DATE: Friday February 25, 2000 -- 4:06:44PM
That'd go well with our all new, duck yellow design.



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