Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, 11 months ago

    Didn’t detect the sisterly sarcasm there, did you, kid?

  2. JoanHelen

    JoanHelen said, 11 months ago

    Ostriches have very large, sharp beaks and they tend to be a trifle short-tempered. The babies may look cute but in reality I don’t think they make good pets. I’m not sure that anybody has tried to tame an ostrich. They have very strong legs and very strong claws, quite a formidable bird, in fact.

  3. nosirrom

    nosirrom said, 11 months ago


    Ever seen an Ostrich race?

  4. GSJ Olé

    GSJ Olé said, 11 months ago

    In 9th grade I undertook a science project of sketching and writing about animals in our zoo from A-Z. My sketch book to this day has a large oval mark (well indented) where the ostrich tried to take it from my hands. His (or her) criticism of my artwork, perhaps?

  5. JoanHelen

    JoanHelen said, 10 months ago


    No, I haven’t but I can well imagine that it would be fairly savage. Ostriches are not the most lovable of creatures.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago


    Such birds are as close as we get to dinosaurs. There are a few others smaller but dangerous.

  7. TheWildSow

    TheWildSow said, 10 months ago


  8. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, 10 months ago


    “Alix’s facial expression in panel three is wrong.”
    You may be right, but I’ll bet that Alix does recognize the sarcasm (she’s old enough, and experienced enough with Holly as a sister), but has decided to take the idea anyway and run with it.

  9. Gokie5

    Gokie5 said, 10 months ago

    @GSJ Olé

    " His (or her) criticism of my artwork, perhaps?"
    “And I left my views on Art, barbed and
    tanged, below the heart
    Of a mammothistic etcher at Grenelle.”
    – Rudyard Kipling, “In the Neolithic Age”

  10. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, 10 months ago

    She won’t like that idea.

  11. Agingstoner

    Agingstoner said, 10 months ago

    I once had to explain “ostrich” to a class of ELL kindergartners. They thought I was joking.

  12. TheWildSow

    TheWildSow said, 10 months ago


    I just learned the other day that the origin of the word Ostrich is from Greek for “Big Sparrow!”
    (Thanks, Jeopardy!)

  13. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 10 months ago


    I understand that gardeners line up to buy critter poop from visiting circuses; it makes good fertilizer. Or maybe Lion poop smell keeps the smaller cats from digging in the flower beds? :-)


    RWJAMES said, 10 months ago

    What, exactly, is Alix going to do when that egg (which has already been shipped half-way around he world at room temperature) starts to spoil?

  15. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 10 months ago


    Gag? On a geeky note, in flight, the egg will go from a fairly dense air pressure to about 35,000 feet. It might explode in transit, messy…

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