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Bobo the Sailor Man!: 05/17/20

Bobo the Sailor Man!

Bobo the Sailor Man! by Eileen Rosenthal is the third of the Bobo the Sock Monkey picture books. Willy has a plan to go exploring with Bobo. His play will culminate with him setting Bobo adrift in the river in a red bucket he's found.

The previous two have been set inside the house and present Willy as a very different sort of child. In the first two, Willy is shown in opposition to the gray kitty who also loves Bobo.

With Willy outside we see him as a destructive, selfish force. He's exploring a beautiful secluded bit of woods behind his home. He comes to a fairy ring of mushrooms. After taking in their beauty for a split second, he decides to kick them.

Willy kicking mushrooms

That scene was the point where my sympathies switched wholeheartedly towards the cat. That cat is more caring and less destructive that Willy is. Bobo is better off with the cat.

Two stars

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