Books: Animal Logic

BAMBI—A Life in the Woods—Felix Salten—Simon and Schuster ($2.50). Painful in the extreme are animals that talk. Among long-standing exceptions are Aesop's menagerie with their impressive wit, and Br'er Rabbit with his ingenuity. Boasting no such qualifications, Bambi, straightforward story of animal life, is nevertheless another worthy exception. And though the story will also be read to children, the Book-of-the-Month Club has offered it to its subscribers, adults. For aside from interesting data on wild animals (which, not being the very wild animals of Safari, will not be of general interest) Bambi has dramatic impulse and charming philosophy.

Dramatic in the life...