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An interesting new "package" appealing to Larson fans.
on 2 January 1999
Do not be put off by a first glance assessment of this book, especially its children's picture story book style. Although very different from the ususal Larson cartoon style, this story shows a lot of Larson's expected wit and humour in both the text and the caroons. It tells th story of a family of worms, eating their usual diet of dirt in the comfort of their underground home. When the obnoxious worm teenager with attitude finds a hair in his dirt, he begins to complain and is soon whining about his whole life as a lowly invertebrate. The wise father responds with an enlightening tale of a girl walking thorugh the countryside, and recounts her observations and her ignorance of the natural world. The story gives a message about our places in the natural scheme of the world, without ramming it down our throats. There are many humourous elements to the cartoons and the text had me chuckling regularly, (especially at the interaction between the father and son) but without the degree of laughter I would associate with the Far Side cartoon books.
This is not the regular "Far Side" and is definitely a different venture for Larson but is enjoyable for Larson fans if taken on that basis.