For the seventeenth book in this challenge, I am counting two short stories as one book. The first is The Woggle-Bug Book by L. Frank Baum as a supplement to his Oz series.
This one was bizarre and ridiculous, and I didn’t really find it charming at the time. Somehow the Woggle-Bug has gotten into our world, and people don’t notice he’s a giant elitist beetle, and he makes mistakes and people become angry and in the end all is well that ends well. Odd, and possibly not really for children? I gave it two out of five stars.
The second short story I read was Hercule Poirot and the Regatta Mystery, by Dame Christie, of course. In this story, a young man requests Poirot’s help in proving that he didn’t steal an enormous diamond at a dinner party. A clever little puzzle for the little grey cells; I gave it four out of five stars.