“Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.” For some reason, I just wanted to read Mary Poppins, so bought a copy at our expensive bookstore.
Now, I don’t know what I was looking for – some advice on child rearing or flying with umbrellas, but…as my student said, whom I presented with the first book in the series…Mary wasn’t all that nice to the kiddos. I simply CANNOT imagine her giving them a spoonful of sugar to help the medicine go down.
That being said, their adventures are quite amusing. But, even more than their adventures, I enjoy how the other “regulars” in the neighborhood end up on peppermint ponies, or flying balloons.
Believe it or not, Mary Poppins made me think a bit about being a Christian in Japan, or, the world. How will my actions or affiliations or beliefs rub off and affect those around me, without them even realizing it at the time?
I recommend Mary P, but, as my student also said, these aren’t really books for kids – are they?