Tell me! Would you rather be/ a Dog. . . or be a Cat?/ It's time for you to think about/ important things like that"" . . . or to choose between being ""a Minnow or a Whale. . . a Hammer or a Nail. . . a Skinny or a Fat. . ."" and so on. . . and on. There is admittedly an age at which children become intrigued with the whole either/or concept exploited here, but your real choice is between introducing children to reading as a pleasure worth cultivating and putting them to sleep with a droning round-up of alternatives that are no more tantalizing than the endless variations they think up themselves.