A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

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Friday, April 18, 2008

70. Capyboppy

Capyboppy by Bill Peet

Pages: 62
Finished: Apr. 17, 2008
First Published: 1966
Genre: children, animal story, autobiographical
Rating: 4/5

First Sentence:

Since early childhood my son Bill has been fascinated by the wild creatures living around the Los Angeles and southern California area.

Reason for Reading: Read aloud to the 7yo.

Comments: A true story based on the author's experience of having a capybara as a family pet. His oldest son had always brought home animals as pets but once when he was attending college he brought home a capybara. The animal won all their hearts and had many comic escapades but in the end they realize that wild animals are not meant to be pets and they must decide what to do with him. The story ends happily, though mother sheds a few tears. This is a fun, educational story illustrated profusely with Peet's fabulous line drawings. Bill Peet worked for Walt Disney back in the day and he is one of the greatest children's book author/illustrators.

This has put me in the mood for more of his books. I think I'll go check out some more from the library.

1 comment:

  1. I remember reading and loving this book as a child! I'd completely forgotten about it, but now I'd definitely like to read it again. Thanks for the wonderful review!