Animals That Should Have Their Own Picture Books, Part ... somethin'
Here is my nightly schedule Monday - Thursday during the week.
11:00 - Watch Daily Show
11:30 - Watch Colbert Report
12:00 - Post blogs for next day
Well recently said schedule paid off when Colbert approved of the German animal activist who wanted to see a baby polar bear offed because his mother rejected him. Colbert fears bears, yet even he was cowed before the scampering of this little guy.
The sensationalist aspects of the story do make me wonder how credible it really is. Is the fellow calling for cubby's death a reliable source or just a single nutter? When any paper talks about a group en masse, be librarians "everywhere" objecting to Lucky or animal rights activists in general, you have cause to be suspicious.
Regardless, you could probably make a children's book out of the original story in and of itself. Take one adorable animal:
Add in tragedy, i.e. rejected by his own mother.
Voila, instant children's book.
The trick here is to keep Hollywood's hands off this story. I don't wanna have to deal with a film in which an adorable baby polar bear is threatened by evil animal activists. No thank you, sir.
Thanks to J.L. Bell for the link and idea.