(Sunday morning with Tyrell, my ten-year-old reading buddy.)
(I will return with real content soon.)
HILLARY So in this chapter they use Willy and Milly, the hamsters, to try to retrieve the squid.* (pause) If you had a hamster, what would you name it?
TYRELL (without hesitation) Jamster.
HILLARY Jamster? Jamster the Hamster.
TYRELL And I'd give him a little hamster-size boom box.
HILLARY Let's say you had to sum up this book for your teacher, in one or two sentences. What would you say?
TYRELL I'd say NONE OF YOUR BIZNESS.
HILLARY No, really.
TYRELL I'd say, "I'll tell you if you promise to give me an A+ on everything for the rest of the year and forever."
HILLARY NO, REALLY.
TYRELL No, I'd give her the real answer! (pause) As soon as she agreed.
*Highly recommended. It's not perfect, but the Amazon review really doesn't do it justice.