2015: The Best & Worst! This
is the time of the year when writers coast. They dream up their totally
subjective best and worse lists for the year that's rapidly coming to a
close. Why? So they can focus on the important things...the holidays.
So with that in mind:
"The world to me was a secret, which I desired to discover," wrote Mary Shelley in her classic 1816 novel Frankenstein. She was voicing the thoughts of her cobbled together protagonist.
Ijams' very own Frankenstein stopped by Monster! Monster! Nature Day Camp in June. And as it turned out, he was only looking for a friend and, of
course, acceptance of who he was—a big green-faced lug, fully formed
yet new to all around him. After all, we all just want to be accepted for who we are. Don't we?
decided to befriend him and gave the poor thing a more user-friendly
sobriquet than "Frankenstein's monster." They called him "Bob," and
promptly took him exploring on a nature walk, showing him some of the
things they had learned about...dragonflies, milkweed, metamorphosis.
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