Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Fox Cub Kidnapped by Evil Baby Orphanage?

bookbk: Hey, Fox's mom is pregnant in this book! Look at this! First I thought she was just drawn with a big dress on, but no, she's really totally pregnant.

Spouse: Yep, I noticed that.

bookbk: But she's not pregnant in the later books. See? Look, here in Fox All Week. She's standing up, and you can see: not pregnant. And there's no baby in any of them. It's weird.

Spouse: Well, maybe that was Louise she was pregnant with.

bookbk: No, cause, see, look, Louise is here in this first book too! Fox's mom is bugging him to watch her. That's what the whole book is about: "Fox, look after little Louise," blah blah blah.

Spouse: Huh.

bookbk: I hope it wasn't stillborn. That would be so sad.

Spouse: I think you're reading too much into this.

bookbk: Maybe that's why Fox acts up so much. Maybe he's really upset about the stillbirth of his baby sibling, and no one else ever talks about it, so he's, like, carrying the whole emotional load for his family. That's how come he's always getting in trouble.

Spouse: You are looney tunes.

bookbk: Wow. These books seem so funny on the surface. But there's this whole tragic undercurrent when you get down to it.


Susan said...

Funny, Book Book. Sounds like me speculating why Caillou is bald.

Pamelamama said...

HA HA HA HA HA!!! I so totally GET THAT!!!!

And those books are damn hysterical.

liz said...

I completely get that. Maybe the baby's always napping?

DawnOfTheRead said...

Isn't the best of humor usually dealing with deeper sad things?

I pretty much ruined Curious George for myself by deconstructing it as a slave narrative for a literary theory class in college ;)

cloudscome said...

I think you are on to something there. What happend to poor baby foxling?

Melora said...

Oh my. I'd never noticed that the baby never makes an appearance. Maybe it is like the parents in Peanuts -- there but never seen.

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