Monday, August 5, 2013

July Book Review: No Flying in the House

July's Mommy and Me Book Club book was No Flying in the House by Betty Brock.  This book was not what I thought it was going to be and definitely not what you thought it was.  I'm sure you're probably thinking, "You don't know what I was thinking it was!"  Were you thinking it was the story of a rich old woman who finds a three inch tall talking dog and asks the dog to live with her so she can show it off to her friends and the dog says, "Only if I can bring this little orphan girl with me."  And then a freaky cat comes and tells the little girl she's a fairy and she's all, "Whaaaaa?"  Is THAT what you thought it was?  Didn't think so.
This book was published in 1970 and, therefore, is not about friendship.  (That seems to be the current theme of most of the books out there for little girls.)  It has a completely different feel than the other books we've read.  At first, that was weird, but I think we both decided we were cool with it.  It reads more like a modern fairy tale.  There isn't really a moral to it, but it left us with plenty to talk about.  The big question the book asks is: Would you rather be a magical fairy orphan or a regular child with two loving parents?  That was a tough one for Chloe, but she decided having parents is better than having wings.  Sometimes.

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