Thing-Thing was waiting for Luke on the kitchen counter when we got home from our road trip. It's been the bedtime story of choice every night since then. As this spot-on review mentions, it is the story of a discarded toy -- in this case "not quite a bunny rabbit, but not quite a dog either, nor a bear, or cat for that matter" -- in the grand tradition of The Velveteen Rabbit, except that there isn't any implication that Thing-Thing becomes real through a child's love. Which makes it all the more odd that Luke keeps saying he wants a "Fing-Fing, but a REAL one, not a toy one." This perplexing remark has me imagining hundreds of gene-splicing scientists locked away in a laboratory somewhere, busily working on the development of the most impressive product ever yet sold as part of a media franchise -- a hybrid rabbit-dog-bear-cat that will be on pet store shelves just in time for Christmas. Clearly author Cary Fagan and illustrator Nicolas Debon should work for Disney.