I was *this close* to telling him to put it back on the shelf, we had enough books already. Thank goodness I didn't.
This book has been single-handedly responsible for giving me more free time in the past three weeks than I've had in the past three and a half years combined. Well, if you count free time as ten-second intervals of silence in between requests to identify a bushbaby or a lesser red panda. I've actually learned a lot, too. Did you know that a black panther is actually just a regular old leopard, who happened to be born with black fur? I don't know exactly when I'll use that tidbit, but you never know. It may come in handy someday.
Who'd have thought the answer to all (well, one, but it was a big one) of my problems could be purchased for only $29.99? (Actually, I'm going to be buying a used copy for much less, but I'd pay about 10 times the cover price if I had to. Shhh...don't tell the seller.)