14 August 2007

Haven't I read this already?

I didn't anticipate this becoming a regular feature of the blog. However, while I was (again) preparing for story time (theme: hats) I stumbled upon Inga Moore's Fifty Red Night-Caps. The similarities between it and the classic Caps for Sale by Espher Slobodkina are breathtaking. I suppose "fifty" could be called a retelling of "caps", but there is no reference to the original source material. And to be honest, there is no comparison between the two: "caps" has a rhythm to it that is non-existent in "fifty". Stick with the original.

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