Fuse #8

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Animals That Should Get Their Own Children's Books - Part 2

I'm sure you're all very blase about your echidna knowledge.
Blah blah blah, it's a monotreme, blah blah blah it belongs to the Zaglossus genus. But did you know it could blow bubbles? Huh?

Dude, that's a shot that doesn't even need illustration. Just plop that puppy on the cover of a book and watch copies fly off the shelves. Thanks, as always, to BB-Blog.


At 10:05 AM , Blogger Kelly said...

No kidding, Fuse. That thing is BEAUTIFUL. I want one.

At 12:00 PM , Blogger Saints and Spinners said...

I'm quite fond of monotremes, actually. I blame Mr. Rogers and the Land-of-Make-Believe song about Ornithorhynchus anatinus (Ana, Ana, Ana).

At 12:10 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, my gosh! I can't explain why, but you just made my day!

At 3:48 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

And for added kid-lit marketability, the character called Knuckles in the Sonic and Tails video game is an echidna.

At 3:49 PM , Blogger MotherReader said...

I have a great echidna story , though I never thought I would write those words. Years ago when I was at the National Zoo, I overheard the following:

Mom: What is that animal?

Annoyed Kid: Read the sign, mom. It's a short-nosed enchilada.

I still laugh about this. Glad to see the echidna is getting its day in the sun. Or on the blog. Or whatever.

At 11:33 PM , Blogger bb said...

That one was just for you, girl. I knew you'd love it. You have the same fondness for squinky animals as I do. :)

At 3:41 PM , Blogger fusenumber8 said...

Thank you much. You know I appreciated it. "Squinky", by the way, is a fabulous word.


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