Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Dr. Ivy Answers

Tom in Brooklyn asks,
Dr. Ivy, what are you currently reading?

Dr. Ivy says,
"I belong to a pretty intense book group. We're all voracious readers, so at our meetings we cover not just one, but two or sometimes even three books. Yesterday we discussed Mouse Mess, the heartbreaking story of one lonely rodent in one large kitchen. It's the classic archetype, steal  bread to eat and survive, or keep the law and die. I won't spoil anything for you, but I will tell you that book club members McKenzie and Avery were moved to tears, but that may also have been because they wanted some juice.

We also read and talked about The Very Hungry Caterpillar, an obvious metaphor for capitalism. Toby, another book club member, repeatedly pointed and yelled "EAT!", driving home the point that as Americans we're all consuming, never producing. "BUTTERFLY!", Ruby yelled, posing the question, will we as a people ever transform from a bloated caterpillar to a beautiful, fluttering creature? We all agreed that given the current political climate, it's unlikely.

We ended the meeting with The Hokey Pokey and some bubbles until the majority of our group passed out on the floor, begging for a nap, intellectually exhausted. 

We agreed to read Goodnight Moon and Peekaboo, I See You for next week, and I have a sneaking suspicion the major theme of our discussion will be The Cold War. 

Dr. Ivy"

Dr. Ivy, The World's Greatest Expert


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