Reviews for A Teaching Moment
Cactus Wren chapter 1 . 12/24/2010
That's so sweet, and the characterizations are dead on. I especially liked it seeming to Atrus that Yeesha *was* a baby only a day ago.

The only minor change I'd suggest is to the very last line: saying that an Age needs lima beans is a bit specific and precise. Maybe something like, "Lima beans, I grumble mentally. Beans - yes, the soil needs a nitrogen fixer if this ecosystem is going to work."

But it's a wonderful story. How *do* you explain such complex concepts - and, really, ethical issues - to a small child with dirt on her nose?