Shortcut

Shortcut

by David Macaulay

Houghton Mifflin, 1995

64 pp.

Age: 6+

Interests: mystery, trains, animals, birds, pigs, horses, balloons, cars, boats

Also by this author: Black and White, Cathedral: The Story of its Construction, The Way Things Work

More

Advertisements

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad (1949)

The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad

Released: 1949

Rated: G

Length: 68 min.

Age: 5 +

Scary Factor: lots of shooting guns; battle for Toad Hall extremely violent, flying knives and axes; much slapstick humour

Bad Behaviour: weasels depicted as dead drunk in Toad Hall sequence

Dangerous Behaviour: at one point Toad is blissfully inhaling car exhaust (!?!), to show how much he loves automobiles

Interests: animal stories, automobiles, ghosts, ghost stories

Next: read the originals- The Wind in the Willows  by Kenneth Graham, and the short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving More

All writings posted here are © Kim Thompson, unless otherwise indicated. For all artwork on this site, copyright is retained by the artist.