Saturday, July 26, 2014

Stuffed Animal Saturday [14]

Stuffed Animal Saturday is a meme that we post here at We Live and Breathe Books to showcase the book we're currently reading with one of our favorite stuffed animals and discuss our stuffed animal's opinion (well, it's really our opinion, but that's besides the point). We hope you enjoy our quirky feature as much as we enjoy writing it!

Over the past few days, Boo, Buddy, and I read A Little Something Different by Sally Hall!

So Far: Boo, Buddy, and I have actually already finished A Little Something Different! We all thought it was really adorable and unique because the way the story is told. We don't want to go into all the details since I'll be reviewing it soon but it's the story of Gabe and Lea falling in love and all the people around them who want them to get together!

A Sneak Peek: Some of Boo and Buddy's favorite narrations from the book are the ones from the Bench and the Squirrel!'s points of view. They had trouble deciding which one they wanted me to include, but they decided to share the first of Squirrel!'s entries in the book. Since this is coming from an ARC, the passage may not be exactly like this in the finished version.
I notice the girl eating peanuts. I love nuts.
     Nuts, nuts, nuts.
     I hop across the grass, trying to be as cute as possible, hoping that maybe if I'm lucky she'll drop one. And her loss will be my gain.
     She sees me and smiles.
     I'm in! Hooray!
     She purposefully drops a peanut on the ground and I eat it up.
     Then she drops one on the bench next to her.
     Is this a trap?
     I take my time eating the first one, watching her, trying to see if she has a net or a cage or a brown bag that she's going to capture me with.
     I decide it's all clear, so I hop up on the bench.
     She watches two boys walking away across the lawn.
     "Do you think they're brothers?" she asks. " They have the same eyes, and maybe the same nose; it's hard to see from here."
     I sit up straight. She's talking to me. No one ever talks to me. Oh, how I wish I knew human and could answer her.
     Instead I nibble on my peanut.
Boo and Buddy hope you enjoyed this passage as much as they did! Look out for my review of A Little Something Different in the next few weeks!

- Kiersten

Are you and your stuffed animal reading anything interesting? 
Let us know in your own Stuffed Animal Saturday!

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