Comments on 'Growing Upwards'

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Ingrid G.
New! Entered: 2015-05-31
I love how Blacksnake's all "You can't even comfort your child right!" but never says a word. Poor Windburn! His dad would only like him if he was three hundred years younger and someone else's cub! I love the ironic Good with Children quality of Blacksnake!
Sofia Lindström
New! Entered: 2012-06-29
The difference between Blacksnake and Windburn as caretakers of children, is always interesting to see, with their personalities in mind. I like that Blacksnake, grumpy old bear that he is, has much better hand with children - and I loved that he made a point of demonstrating this to Windburn before leaving with Foxtail.
Joanne P.
New! Entered: 2012-03-08
I always find it hard to read stories with young children, because they almost always act older than they should, but I think you've done a really good job here of making Foxtail's actions age-appropriate, especially in her movements and in the way she and Blacksnake interact. Foxtail's abortive attempt reminds me of when my own son was a toddler and wanted to climb our apple tree. My rule was always he could only go as high as he could get on his own, and the results were usually similar to Foxtail's. ;)
Holly H.
New! Entered: 2010-03-24
Thank you for this trade, Angie! I really liked it for the little slice-of-life aspect to it, but I also really liked how it illustrated various characteristics of those involved. Like -- I loved the subtle point that Blacksnake would regard child-care as something competitive where he could demonstrate his "superiority". ;-) That gave me a laugh. Not to mention, how little Foxtail's drive and ambition (even on such a simple, child's level) were things bound to appeal to what Blacksnake thinks he wants in a child or grandchild.
Melanie D.
New! Entered: 2010-03-06
I have to say. I always need a little to get up the motivation to read your stories but then I fall to love them. I love how you can translate so much only by using body language. Little Foxtail is so ... adorable in her doings and I really see her doing all this things. Great! Really great!

I also like the interaction here between Blacksnake and his grandchild. He really had a touch with her. I love it. And it's nice to see how ambitious the little chief's daughter was / is.
Molly White
New! Entered: 2010-03-02
I have to say this is adorable. I love seeing Foxtail as a cubling and the softer, grandfatherly side of Blacksnake. It's absolutely adorable.

Though, I do feel bad for Windburn. Even when she was young he had no idea what to do. D:
Mareike Heilemann
New! Entered: 2010-02-28
Aww, that was sweet - Blacksnake knows how to deal with a cub, it seems. And quite obviously he is determined to support her ambition XD.
Lyn Cavalier
New! Entered: 2010-02-28
Awwww... Blacksnake as a nurturing grandfather. I love it! I'm glad to see some of Foxtail's early childhood... and it leaves a big question about what will happen with Cinders... His parents mean to do things differently - hopefully they'll ask Blacksnake for some support. Blacksnake here is a natural with little Foxtail!
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