Saturday, August 9, 2014

Goldilocks, Pinocchio and Red Riding Hood Team-up

Fairytale team-up: Beast Master Goldilocks, Pinocchio the Vampire Slayer and Red Riding Hood the Zombie Hunter.

The kids were quite excited about Dusty Higgins and Van Jensen's graphic novel, "Pinocchio Vampire Slayer."

Somehow Ansel has made it to the ripe old age of seven without having ever seen the classic Disney movie version of the story, so many of the jokes had to be explained to him. Perhaps it had something to do with having an older brother who had moved on to more "mature" and contemporary fare by the time he was ready for Classic children's movies.  

But last night, this big brother told him that he had to watch the movie today so that he could appreciate the book fully.  Archer said, and I quote, "It's a classic movie of American culture- like 'Independence Day.' You really have to see it. And it has all sorts of stuff like smoking and drinking!!"

The promise of drinking and smoking was not enough to sell the movie today. Ansel was also unimpressed by the two girls pictured on the napkin, and particularly did not like Red Riding Hood's basket, even after I filled it with very unQuaker grenades.

But they are looking forward to finishing the book tonight.

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