Thursday, August 23, 2012

Top of the Heap!

Monday's Riddle let the cat out of the bag, and we opened up the topic of our beloved beastly familiars. Lizzy reviewed the mysterious middle grade novel, Alligators Overhead by C. Lee Mckenzie, asking the question, can a familiar be something other than a cat? And, of course, the answer is yes! The options are boundless, and we are excited to tell you about our ideal pets. Friday, we will be chatting with Lisa Graff, author of The Thing About Georgie, so stick around- it's going to be great!

This week's top of the heap: Best Familiars : )  

Fairday: Definitely a dragon. I absolutely love the movie How to Train Your Dragon. Hiccup's unique story is fascinating and it was great to see how he used his natural ability to train a feared dragon known as a Night Fury. Toothless turns out to be quite a character. Together, they form a bond that not only saves a village, but brings two very different worlds together.


Seriously, what could be cooler than having a dragon for a pet?  ~ F

A tribute to Toothless on You Tube!

Lizzy: There are so many wonderful familiars out there-beings that really connect to humans. It was tough to pick my favorite, but I am going to have to go with Hedwig, Harry Potter's snowy owl.  Hedwig was such a great companion to Harry and kept him company at the dreaded Dursley’s. Harry was also able to use her to communicate messages to Sirius Black and others in times of need. They had such a strong relationship, and Hedwig could tell when Harry needed her. That’s what friends are for! ~ L


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    1. Alex- Toothless is just so great! ~F

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  2. The grandboys watch How to Train Your Dragon at least once a week! I love that movie too, and The Neverending Story. Excellent dragons, and a great lesson in learning about what you don't understand to overcome your fears.

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    1. Hi Cate, I've watched it about ten times- love it! Great story and a great lesson : ) Thanks for stopping by! ~ F

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  3. I forgot how young they all were in those first movies. My cats would love for me to get a bird.

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    1. Hi M.Pax, Weren't they, though? It's weird sometimes to watch them back to back. The cats want you to get the bird for them- lol! Great to hear from you : ) ~ F

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  4. Toothless reminds me of my dog, so I own that movie and have seen it repeatedly!

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    1. Hi Amy, I cracked up when I read this- I can completely picture it- he also looks just like my cat, Bill- to a "T" ~ Jess

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  5. Two wonderful animals. I love Toothless and the movie but the book wasn't as great as the movie.

    His little smirk in the tribute is so cute! I want to watch the movie now...

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    1. Hi Adriana, So funny, I have never read the book, just saw the movie- and loved it! This is a rare story then, not very often do you see a movie that outshines the book. Always lovely to hear from you : ) ~ F

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  6. Oh yay! I adore Hedgwig too, he is beautiful and so intelligent! :)

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    1. Hi Anagha, Hedwig is amazing! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us : ) ~ F

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  7. I adore owls so my choice would have to be Hedwig.

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    1. Hi Barbara, Great to hear from you! Hedwig would make a fabulous familiar- I am a big fan of birds in general : ) ~ F

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  8. Yes, yes, yes on How to Train Your Dragon! I loved that movie soooo much. And Toothless...just adorable. *sigh*

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    1. M. Christine- I know! Toothless is the best! ~F

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  9. What good choices here. A dragon and an owl. Nice. And don't they become such a part of our lives?

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    1. Donna- Thanks! They do become such a part of our lives. :) ~L

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