August 1, 2010

Don't Listen, Kids!

So I haven't read this book, but a 6th grader acquaintance of mine has Listen! by Stephanie S. Tolan on his summer reading list.  Looks like an uplifting story about a grieving and injured girl who makes an "almost psychic connection" with a stray dog.  My friend seemed to be enjoying it for the most part and it sounded fine.

But then I got a gander at the extras in the back of the book, which include a short how-to by the author on trying to actually try to get a psychic connection going with "your animal companion."

My friend and I had to giggle over that nonsense.

Listen!