Once again I read a children's book with my friend at the nursing home. THE SHRINKING OF TREEHORN by Flornce Parry Heide and illustrated by Edward Gorey was first published in 1971. Neither of us had ever heard of it. The main character in the book is Treehorn, a young boy with 56 favorite television programs and a large collection of things he has ordered with cereal box tops who begins shrinking. Who would name their son Treehorn? But then, as you are introduced to his parents you understand. Perhaps that explains why his issues are basically ingnored by everyone in his world. What doesn't kill you will make you bigger.
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