Wednesday, September 9, 2020
"Mr. Bliss" by J. R. R. Tolkien
This is the most adorable little picture book! Tolkien wrote it for his kids, somewhat inspired by his own distaste for automobiles. In it, an eccentric man named Mr. Bliss, owner of a giant girabbit (half giraffe, half rabbit) and wearer of a very tall hat, decides to buy a snazzy yellow car and proceeds to have a series of comical, absurd adventures as a result. Those include talking bears, missing garden produce, and the girabbit. I loved it.
Tolkien's distaste for complicated machinery and love of open countryside definitely is on display here! I wish I'd had this book when my kids were younger because it would have been such fun to read to them while they snuggled on my lap.
This is my 34th book read from my TBR shelves for #TheUnreadShelfProject2020
If This was a Movie, I Would Rate It: G.