The Modern Encyclopedia of Baby and Child Care
From Prenatal Care to Adolescence
I was in first grade or kindergarten when this was published, so I am pretty sure this wasn’t a book I picked up. I am guessing it was from my mother’s death cleaning and since she can’t abide waste, it probably ended up in a pile of stuff she gave me. For clarity, during my mother’s death cleaning she would shove random boxes of stuff into our hands any time she saw us in person. It was always a surprise.
What is interesting is that this is a book from an encyclopedia set so it only covers topics starting with Le through Nu. I wonder what happened to the rest of the books. I probably should check with my sisters and cousins. I am sure they have their own special boxes of random stuff.
Obviously this is too old, and of course the encyclopedia structure is just dumb. I can’t imagine anyone wanting a set of 10 of these books. Remember, this is child care, so why is there an entry on menopause? Did they not have enough topics that start with the letter “M”?
As a librarian, I am fond of alphabetical order, but this is ridiculous. Weed it, burn it and then dance on the ashes.