An Open Letter

Dear Authors of Books for Children,

If you absolutely _must_ name a location in one of your books “Woodcock Pocket” — and I strongly suggest that you don’t — at the very least refrain from bringing up the name on every other page, forcing me to utter the phrase again and again while reading to my daughter.

Holly Hobbie, it’s too late for you, but it’s not too late for all the others, so I thought I’d mention it.

On the other hand, “Woodcock Pocket” would make a great name for a band.