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Sends the wrong message
on August 25, 2011
I don't own this book, and I don't plan on buying it for my daughter. The premise that all the animals are doing their own activities and the hippo is left out is resolved in the end, but the final laugh in the book relies on a new animal "the armadillo" being left out. With no hint of resolution in the air.
Worse is the fact that Amazon doesn't give enough of the pages in the preview so we can get a feel for the story. I had to search for this book on Youtube to be able to hear it from begining to end. I understand intellectual property rights, but in the case of Children's books I feel we should be able to read all of the content electronically. If we were in a bookstore we'd read these short stories right through. Reading these books once does not mean we won't buy them, they're intended to be read over and over again. And if the fear is the images could be printed and used as a substitute for the real book, I think we can agree in the case of Children's books there's really no substitute for the real thing. And if a parent really is so hard put that the only way to share a story with their child is to print a paper version, I think we can let that slide.
Please like my review, and make this the most helpful negative review. Then maybe Amazon will get the message about allowing children's books to be viewed online in their entirity.