A few days ago, I was directed to The Story of Little Kettle-Head by a reader and former timid librarian called Sean, who opined “it changed my life”... Well, Sean, I’m not sure it changed my life exactly, but it certainly messed up my head – even more so than Little Kettle-Head’s head gets messed up. And, as you can probably guess from her name, that’s pretty fucking messed up. (Sorry, swear-box, owe you 10p.)
If you find My First Dictionary disturbing, funny or disturbingly funny, then I urge you to try Little Kettle-Head’s adventures for size, along with those of Pat (and the Spider!) and Little Black Sambo, as well as anything by their seriously twisted author, Helen Bannerman. They’re all archived on a website called Sterling Times, which I’ve yet to investigate fully but which is quite clearly brilliant. In fact, the only reason I haven’t blogrolled it is because, well... it’s not a blog.
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