February 22, 2009
How to Save your Tail - by Mary Hanson
An unexpected twist in this book was that the author retold many traditional fairy tales from a rat's point of view. The stories Bob told the cats included Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rumpelstilskin, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, and The Three Little Pigs. It's an interesting idea for a book, but the way it's told, through the eyes of a trapped rat, didn't do much for me, and I don't think the author pulled it off quite as well as she could have. Nonetheless, it's a good book, especially for those who like talking animals and retold fairy tales.