By Tom Robbins
A Children's e-book approximately Beer?
Yes, think it or not—but B Is for Beer is additionally a publication for adults, and consider that it's the paintings of maverick bestselling novelist Tom Robbins, inter-nationally identified for his skill to either heavily remove darkness from and comically entertain.
Once upon a time (right approximately now) there has been a planet (how approximately this one?) whose population ate up thirty-six billion gallons of beer every year (it's a truth, you could Google it). between these affected, each one in his or her personal method, by way of the entire bubbles, burps, and foam, was once a sensible, wide-eyed, adventurous kindergartner named Gracie; her distracted mommy; her insensitive dad; her non-conformist uncle; and a paranormal, butt-kicking intruder from a global inside of our global.
Populated through the aforementioned characters—and as captivating because it can be subversive—B Is for Beer comprises readers, old and young, in a stunning, far-reaching research into the boundaries of fact, the transformative powers of youngsters, and, after all, the last word that means of a tall, chilly brewski.
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It had to be canceled. It ’s no secret that every school in the country is a three-ring germ circus, and it seems there was an outbreak of stomach ﬂu at Gracie ’s kindergarten. The friends she ’d invited were either home puking or had been grounded in order to prevent further exposure to the virus. Then there was the matter of the absent father. Gracie ’s dad had to go to Tucson on urgent business. Mrs. Perkel 51 t om r obbins rolled those big blue eyes of hers, eyes that her daughter had inherited, and remarked that he was probably playing “urgent golf ” with a bunch of Arizona lawyers.
46 b is for beer (Have you ever heard an agitated adult or older child exclaim, “Jesus H. ”? ) Mrs. Perkel switched on a lamp. m. that the bats are out shopping for bug bargains and stars are striking wet matches in an attempt to mark a path through the gloom. ” Gracie hurried to replace the receiver. ” “May I be conﬁdent, young lady, that you didn’t share any private information with him? ” So still was Gracie that she could hear her own heart banging. And banging. And banging. “Because, number one, I’m embarrassed by my outburst, and, number two, the whole mess got started by more of your beer 47 t om r obbins talk, and you’ve promised me you’re keeping your mouth shut about beer from now on.
He laughed again. “I think she does. I think she does. ” 45 t om r obbins Gracie squeaked a soft good-bye, and then just stood there holding the lifeless phone, puzzling once again over the mysterious customs of adults. What was the beautiful pok-adye-trist doctor doing kissing on Uncle Moe, who’s her patient and kind of unusual looking besides? It wasn’t merely their drinking habits that were weird, there seemed to be no end to adult strangeness. Would she be that goofy when she grew up? She remained standing there like that, lost in thought, until, from behind, she heard footsteps enter the darkened den.