October 21, 2009

pure imagination

Come with me, and you'll see a giant anteater from Roald Dahl's imagination! Growing up, I always loved Dahl's work. (If you need a primer, here's a great short movie from BrainPOP on him; requires free trial to view.) But now I love him even more, for today I found out about his cartoon, "Ant-eater," based on a poem of the same name that appeared in a collection called Dirty Beasts. It reminded me a lot of a certain other poem by Shel Silverstein that you can find on the Fun Stuff area of the main Online Anteater website... There are, of course, a few teensy tiny factual details that Mr. Dahl got all wrong, but eh, we'll give him poetic license this time around! •>~