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Hedgehog for Breakfast

by Ann Turner

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I have to say I was somewhat creeped out by this book. There is a nominally humorous conceit -- a fox says "let's have so-and-so for breakfast"; do they mean, invite them to have breakfast with us, or let's eat them? Carnivorous humor. But watching it played out with the little kids politely telling their neighbor to get his mama, so they can politely try to trick her into the pot, the oven, etc. It was a little creepier than the usual fox/wolf trying to eat a pig / chicken / whatever story.

On top of that mild creepiness I was outright irked by the patriarchal language, which was just weird: The father was clearly giving orders, it was described as the father's house, and there were a lot of other little linguistic gestures to patriarchy.

Can't recommend it. Read "Goldilocks" instead! ( )
  lquilter | Jun 16, 2012 |
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Papa's statement that he would like to have Mrs. Hedgehog for breakfast leads George and Charles to try to cook her in their kitchen, but their guest does not seem to realize that they intend her for the main course.

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Papa's statement that he would like to have Mrs. Hedgehog for breakfast leads George and Charles to try to cook her in their kitchen, but their guest does not seem to realize that they intend her for the main course.

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