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If you live in earmuff
country and use them to keep warm during cold winters, this book may
be of interest. You’ll learn more than you probably wish to know
about these ear protectors and their supposed inventor (Chester
Of course, you will also
discover that Charles Greenwood really didn’t invent earmuffs (but
that’s another story), but the folks up in Maine pretend he did, so
they have a special day in his honor. Oh well, what else is there to
do in Maine? Right?
This picture book is
rather bizarre but still fun if you are looking for a rambling tale
about ear warmers and how they came to pass. While most adults would
probably elect to “pass” on this volume, many youngsters like
silly stories; hence they find this book appealing. It certainly is
silly (some might actually call it dumb), but if it gets a child to
read and laugh a bit, it can’t be all bad now, can it?
So, if earmuffs are your
thing or you like very odd stories that have a ring of truth to them,
this book might be a satisfying read.