12.7.2014: Do Not Eat It

Book of Poisonous Things

When I was in Maine for Thanksgiving, my mom pulled out some books I wrote when I was a kid. Book of Poisonous Things (dictated to my mother in 1983, the month I turned four) contains some good advice.

"This is playdoh: Do not eat it."


"These are leaves from rhubarb. Don't eat them!"


"This is dirt. Do not eat dirt; it is not good for you."


I'm currently hard at work on a 35th Anniversary Updated Edition, containing many more things you should not eat.

Being back in Maine for a few days was wonderful. Here are our Thanksgiving pies cooling in the kitchen window as the snowstorm begins. Neither the pies nor the snowflakes were poisonous.