Biscuit is poseable. I rolled him over on his back, and he just lay there. It's like he's an inaction figure.
"Every year, tragically, many of these mysterious yet beautiful wild creatures, driven by some mysterious impulse of an uncaring Nature--the moon? the tides?--will beach themselves."
Speaking of beaches, this was in the local Barnes & Noble.
Personally, I can't think of any pair of books more likely to both appeal to the same discerning buyer!
Also, it's clear that Barnes & Noble frequents different beaches than I do.