May 3, 2017

Eat mice to stop stuttering

Duck's Breath and Mouse Pie: A Collection of Animal Superstitions
by Steve Jenkins

Black cats, peacock feathers, and sharks bring bad luck, while wishing on frogs, spotting dalmatians, and tossing caterpillars are lucky. Other animals cure illness, foretell fortunes, or bear good news.

Decorated with Jenkins’ familiar paper collages, this is an unusual and interesting book. Endnotes explain how these illogical beliefs got started.

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