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Splat and the Cool School Trip: 07/01/16
I read Splat and the Cool School Trip by Rob Scotton on the heels of the The Life Ty: Penguin Problems. Now it's Splat's turn to go on a field trip and obsess over penguins.
And ONCE again this is a field trip with RULES which are just there to let our dear hero have misadventures while his teacher is completely out of touch.
This time the rule is: don't bring your mice friends on the trip because they will scare the elephants. Seriously? The old moldy trope is being dragged out for a plot device in a modern day children's book?
So OF COURSE Splat's mouse friend stows away. Seriously — do zoos have discriminatory practices? Are zoos run by cats for the amusement of cats and the subjugation of other animals? Is the mouse stowing away a form of civil disobedience?