Email From a Young Reader

“First off I really liked the Birdie and Bowser novels you wrote and I think you should make another book. Since your previous books are Woof, Arf, and Bow Wow I think you should make another one called Bark, since a dog barks. Thank you for reading this please right back.”

[“Right back” – perfect! One of those wonderful found locutions.]


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24 Responses to “Email From a Young Reader”

  1. B.Stover
    9:32 am on September 7th, 2018

    I like the title “Bark.” The English prof in me, of course, wants to make sure that the young reader knows the difference between “write” and “right,” even if it is the “perfect” locution.

    I found this online regarding the Queen Mother: She was “Queen consort…from her husband’s [King George VI] accession in 1936 until his death in 1952, after which she was known as Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, to avoid confusion with her daughter.” Her husband was king only after his older brother abdicated in order to marry Wallis Simpson. I remember reading about the Queen Mother’s feelings about that entire affair in a biography called “That Woman” by Anne Sebba. (Simpson was referred to as “that woman” by the Queen Mother.)

    Good morning all.

  2. Herd of Hounds
    10:26 am on September 7th, 2018

    Good morning B and everyone. Like the review but as a retired English teacher, I must support HRH B’s position. Dawson, thanks for keeping an eye on Hobbit and her doors. Hobbit, clever reminder to yourself about the door.
    Have a great BooBear day everyone.

  3. Wose-The Small and Meek
    11:04 am on September 7th, 2018



    I love the e-mail. I am not a retired professor or teacher, but I hope our young reader knows the difference between “write” and “right”. And “there, their, and they’re” for that matter. When I worked as an admin at Warner Bros., one of my bosses would give me memos to type, and never knew the difference between those three Ts. Good thing he had me to make him look good! Love “Bark” as a title! :^)

    I am reading a fascinating biography about 4 of the women the artist John Singer Sargent painted, called “Sragent’s Women.”

    Good day to all!

  4. Masquers
    1:03 pm on September 7th, 2018

    Love Spence’s response to his young fan.

    We agree…Bark is an excellent book title.

  5. BooBear
    1:03 pm on September 7th, 2018

    Happy Friday, folks! BDDOTW!!

  6. Herd of Hounds
    2:02 pm on September 7th, 2018

    BooBear, yes! BDDOTW!

  7. Wose-The Small and Meek
    3:52 pm on September 7th, 2018

    HRH,B: I checked out the synopsis of “That Woman”. Sounds interesting!

  8. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:25 pm on September 7th, 2018

    Oooops!…I posted this on yesterdays blog…grunt!

    Kats!…Everywhere!…snort!…Today a little kitten was rescued off the library lawn. it was soaking wet with big bite marks…sniff!…My friend wanted very badly to take it home but she knew she couldn’t…grunt!..Not with her allergies. That little kitten would be the death of her…yeeep!

  9. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:28 pm on September 7th, 2018

    Series!….We here are re-reading the whole C&B series…snort!…We started with the last one and then decided to start over with the first one…wheeze!….I’m remembering how really good they are and how Chet is just soooo Chet…heh!heh!

  10. Wose-The Small and Meek
    7:47 pm on September 7th, 2018

    RIO! Do you know if someone else at the library took that little kitten home?

  11. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:25 pm on September 7th, 2018

    Rose!…All I know is the Director was thinking about taking it home…snuffle!…But she already has 2+1 Kats…grunt!….So she was being wishy-washy on the decision….grunt!…The other big Kat-Lover already has 2+2 kats living inside her home and she is trying to domesticate another 2 from outside….wheeze!…So she couldn’t say for sure if she can have the kitten…sniffle! ….Too bad Staff isn’t here to take this little kitten home to Alice ….heh!heh!

  12. Belle Starr
    8:31 pm on September 7th, 2018

    I want a baby kitten who is soaking wet with big ole bite marks on it for my very own or I’m going to be in a very bad mood.

  13. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    8:57 pm on September 7th, 2018

    Bellie!…You know where you need to come to get your little beat-up kitten…snort!….My friend will let the Director know youse are on your way….chuffle!

  14. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    9:02 pm on September 7th, 2018

    Relief!…It will be a big relief to all the Staff at the Library….snorkel!…As the bathroom was unusable the whole day while the little kitten had it all to its self. Some of the Staff went and cuddled the little thing knowing it was scarrit and lonely and waiting for a friendly Bellie Star to adobt it…grunt!

  15. Ole Doc
    9:29 pm on September 7th, 2018

    Uh…Belle Starr cannot have the baby kitten on account of the Giant being allergic.

  16. Belle Starr
    9:30 pm on September 7th, 2018

    Free to good home: One Damn Pixie who stole my sparkles.

  17. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:27 pm on September 7th, 2018

    Bah!…Now I am in an awkward position…gruffle!

  18. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:30 pm on September 7th, 2018

    Raining!…I hear it raining again…sob!sob!…Will it ever stop?…sniffle!sneeze!

  19. Belle Starr
    10:34 pm on September 7th, 2018

    Rio: Are you in an awkward position because you don’t want that Damn Pixie around any more than I do? If you adopt her, she won’t be any trouble. I promise. Maybe.

  20. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:38 pm on September 7th, 2018

    Bellie!…sigh!…I’m glad u donut live close to meez…sneeze!

  21. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    10:38 pm on September 7th, 2018


  22. Belle Starr
    10:43 pm on September 7th, 2018

    What’s that, Rio? I can’t hear you over me packing that Damn Pixie’s bags so the Thieves can blur her to your place. Forget it. She can buy a new toothbrush when she gets there.

  23. dawson
    11:07 pm on September 7th, 2018

    I want a donut!

    CHobbitz: Lock your doors! At least close them.

  24. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    11:22 pm on September 7th, 2018

    Yeeep!..Im confused. …gah!…Are there donuts? Is the Belle coming to live with me in my little hobbit house?…Is Dawson going to be here for fresh Donuts?…yikes!…Time for me to twirl around in my warm soft bed with all my baseball toys and go to sleep…snort!snuffle!

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