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Allusion is not Illusion

You'll pry my books off my cold, dead body. By the time you shift them all I'll be flat and dessicated.

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"What Do You Say, Dear?" Sesyle Joslin's fantastic introduction to manners

What Do You Say, Dear? - Sesyle Joslin, Maurice Sendak

It peeved me a bit that the girl has to be the shopper, nurse, and rescued princess while the boy gets to fly a plane, fight a dragon, and make a pet of an elephant, but otherwise this is a super cute little book and a painless way to get the basics phrased of politeness instilled in kid's memories.