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February 14, 2009

from "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

In his currently in vogue short story, F. Scott Fitzgerald describes the "newborn" baby Benjamin's lack of interest in his toys:
[Mr. Button] passionately demanded of the clerk in the toy-store whether "the paint would come off the pink duck if the baby put it in his mouth." But, despite all his father's efforts, Benjamin refused to be interested. He would steal down the back stairs and return to the nursery with a volume of the Encyclopedia Britannica, over which he would pore through an afternoon, while his cotton cows and his Noah's ark were left neglected on the floor.
He would have loved Discovery Toys for their safety and open-endedness!

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