The General here. Flash told me it was about time I took a turn on Operation Story Share, so here I am. The book I am recommending is called The Giggler Treatment by Roddy Doyle. The whole story is about a man about to step in dog poo.
I know what you’re thinking—isn’t The General the one who spits out orders, hisses “Silence!” all the time, and keeps everyone in line with his piercing blue eyes?
And the answer is yes. But that’s just my leader personality. If you get to know me a little better, I actually have quite a sense of humor. In fact, Mortimer and I used to sit around the secret attic in the evenings after he finished inventing for the day and tell knock knock jokes.
Mortimer was a funny guy, too. Why else would he disguise a very important invention like the Interspecies Translator in a red and black checkered hunting cap? And what about Sir Vac-a-Lot? Now that’s hysterical!
But enough of that. The Giggler Treatment is about small creatures called Gigglers who ensure children are being treated fairly. If an adult is mean to a child, that adult is punished with the Giggler Treatment—stepping into a nice fresh pile of you know what.
Now pay attention! What I’m about to tell you could be very important. The author, Roddy Doyle, is from Ireland. Therefore, the book has a glossary in the back to explain some differences in the words used by the Irish and us Americans. For example, if you visit Ireland and want a cookie, you should ask for a biscuit.
So if your mother shrieks, “My child is NOT reading a book about stepping into dog poo—that’s disgusting and inappropriate!” You can say, “But it’s educational. This book will increase my vocabulary and understanding of other cultures.”
See? I wasn’t kidding, was I? I’ve just given you a very valuable tip. So valuable you might want to reread that previous paragraph.
Now find yourself a copy of The Giggler Treatment by Roddy Doyle. You won’t regret it.
What are you waiting for? That was an order!