It's probably the scientist in me that was totally amused by chloroplasts zinging and leaves getting eaten down to their vascular bundles. I also found the moral of the story obtuse and subversive, which can only be attractive. I couldn't decide whether you were targeting a young audience or satirising for an older one, but I don't think it matters all that much. I found it interesting that both you and Philip chose to write very action-based stories (basically an amusing list of things done by a rescuer to a rescuee) and in both cases the rescuer ended badly. I wonder if it's the anthropomorphism that does it, or if a character called Tilly Macgregor is inevitably a chaos-maker. Anyway, here's my VOTE.
Re: Worm Your Way Out of This One
Anneke Ryan |