Tales of Tossledowns: Wog by Laurence Knighton

Posted August 7th, 2011 by kottonnjeanz

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This is another story that the tombebeetle tells the spider. In this adventure, it tells of creatures named wogs and their dealings with some extremely annoying giants.


This collection of stories reminds me, in a way, of 101 Nights, where that lady tells stories to that king every night to stay alive. That is probably what the author loosely based his series on.

So far, I have read 3 of the Tossledowns tales, and I would have to say my absolute favorite so far has been Qiver. That one was just adorable. This one, I do n0t think, was quite as good. But I liked it well enough.

The big, fumbling, blind giants cracked me up. They were so funny. It is always funny to imagine something that is supposed to be big and scary fumbling around and looking silly.

I also thought the tombebeetle’s cold was funny. It is funny how he keeps trying to get the spider to help him and she will go ahead and help him, or be about to, and then realize she was really meaning to eat him in the first place and that, being a true spider, she should work to keep him and all other little inferior insects living fear of her. Their relationships is very silly. I actually think it is funnier now than when I started reading these books.


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