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Thursday, November 30, 2006

HNT - Pat The Marky

I'm reading a lot of children's literature to my son lately, and rather enjoying it. There are some books, however, even tremendously popular books that make me pause and think again about what they are.

There's this cute series of books called "Pat The Bunny" that my son really enjoys -- there's this adorable little bunny critter featured in all of them and the books are produced with a bit of fluff sticking out of the book inviting you to pat his tummy. It's cute, and fun. And of course, there's physical stimulation where the child can actually feel as if they might be petting a bunny. (Some of the great touch and feel books I've read to Alexander cover a variety of textures and are great ways for a parent to share, discuss and explore basic textural concepts such as smooth, rough, wrinkly, shiny with a child)

But I just can't get past the very rude location of the fluff on the bunny's tummy. I actually find it a bit disturbing. But it does make me wonder what an adult version of such a series of books might look like -- all that I know is it's not so cute, not so pretty . . . behold, Pat The Marky . . .



20 comments:

Anonymous said...

you crack me up...

I love NO DAVID!!!

:)

Anonymous said...

LOL .. thats not the book I'd share with the kids

HHNY

Suze said...

Mark, you tease! I thought we were going to be able to pat something else then...

Happy HNT sweetie ;)

Regal said...

Happy HNT

Sheri said...

Hilarious!
Happy HNT!

keda said...

brilliant!

though the original title even made me look up!

happy hnt.

Anonymous said...

LOL Dang your HNT posts are always so original!! Always great :) Pat the Marky...lol

HHNT :)

Phain said...

i'm so disturbed by this...

;)

*~*happy hnt*~*

unshroud said...

lol it's all in your head... I've seen many of these books and it never disturbed me ;) I have to say though, that seeing your face there does make it look very different...

HHNT!

Annette

Anonymous said...

Lol... you are such a cute little bunny! Happy HNT!

barefoot_mistress said...

LMAO Mark! We love Pat The Bunny, but now you have me wondering, is his name PAT, or did they mean it like pet the bunny?

You are hilarious! This opens up a huge can of worms.....corrupting childrens toys for HNT!
HHNT

lime said...

oh my word!!! that's hilarious!!!!

ok, i think you just found your next HNT series...inserting yourself into various children's books. bwahahaha!

HHNT

Rainypete said...

I think I'll pass. I'm not wearing any gloves right now. The only other thing I can say is thank the lord you didn't do "Curious Mark Visits The Heavy Petting Zoo"!!

Wenchy said...

I loves that picture of you as the bunny!!!

Angelove said...

Ummmm....interesting!
HHNT!

Crimson said...

Too funny. I'll pat the Marky :) HHNT!

The Persian said...

aww that was cute!

Happy HNT! :)

SeaRabbit said...

Too funny!!!! Happy HNT!

loz said...

hahaha! it has possibilities :D.

(sorry so late to wish you a happy hnt!).

l.
x

Virginia said...

ROFLMAO! That's a freakin great cover.