Tuesday, May 13, 2008
BOOKS ARE BETTER THAN MOVIES
I'm sure you've all heard of the classic story about 101 spotted canines that were almost made into a fur coat. Disney made a movie about it. But in case you didn't know, before the movie came out, there was a book. THE 101 DALMATIONS by Dodie Smith is the REAL story behind the film. Pongo really had a wife named Missis, and Perdita was the nurse dog they had help take care of the original fifteen puppies. Cruella de Vil had a husband who was just as evil as she, and the real twist was that there were only 97 puppies in total when Pongo and Missis came to the rescue. So make sure you get the REAL story and read this book! For 3rd-8th grades.