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Use to LOVE it, but “please”
Reviewed in the United States on May 30, 2020
Peter H Reynolds shame on you! For years I have purchased every Reynolds book that came out. I love his style of delightful storytelling mixed with illustrations that are child like and relatable. HOWEVER he went corporate. I am an art teacher. On the last day of school I always read this book to my classes. This year all three of my copies were at school and due to virtual learning I was at home. I bought a new copy, because I can never have enough. I was reading it to my class and on the last line I was astounded to see Reynolds added “please.” I am not anti manners by any means but I like to think after reading this story over a hundred times I know Vashti’s character. She is rough around the edges, she is still learning and she doesn’t break the rhythmic line to interject “please”. Whatever corporate hack sold Reynolds on this needs to crawl back into manners land and learn to leave well enough alone. “Please” stop ruining the continuity of the book by trying to interject your mission of manners. The book is about realizing that you are enough. Her “please” was implied with her act of kindness and understanding.
Don’t get me started on what the corporate poos did to The North Star. Ahhhhhhh