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  • Sorry, Mr Silverstein. This kind of tripe is inexcusable. And exposing children to it? I'm no child psychologist, but what would be the point? I'd hazard a guess that Bernie Madoff read this book, and look how he turned out. In fact there's a whole generation of bwankers who took it as their bible. Thanks a bunch, Shelly boy.

    My real reaction to this piece of morally ambiguous reprehensible mawkishness is best expressed by the kind of interpretative dance that was Molly Shannon's forte (one syllable only, for crying out loud, people - PLEASE) on Saturday Night Live. But since this isn't a realistic goodreads option, I cede the reviewing platform to animated film genius, Amy Winfrey:

    The Muffin Tree

    March 16, 2009

  • I liked Burl Ives' Lollipop Tree better. Less depressing.

    March 16, 2009

  • This book regularly incites people on goodreads to near fisticuffs.

    March 17, 2009

  • In the winter, it sprouted ice cream cones.

    March 17, 2009

  • Sionnach, do you know The Muffin Tree?

    March 17, 2009

  • *Desperately tries to decide if reesetee's question has meaning, but is unable. Responds with most charming fox stuck in the headlights look of bewilderment.*

    March 17, 2009

  • Sionnach, I believe reesetee is asking you this: Do you know the Muffin Tree, the Muffin Tree, the Muffin Tree?

    March 17, 2009

  • Oh yes! I know the Muffin Tree!

    In the winter, it sprouts fresh-baked pie.

    March 17, 2009

  • Thanks, ptero. Sionnach's charming but nonetheless confused look is endearing, but he still has not answered my question.

    Chained, what does fresh-baked pie have to do with Drury Lane? I ask you.

    March 17, 2009

  • Because it sprouts muffins only in the summer. Duh!

    Wait... are you familiar with the Lollipop Tree?

    (Heh. I typed "Lollipot Tree.")

    March 17, 2009