Submitter: I picked this book out of our oversized collection, and was immediately terrified. My two least favorite things from the 90s – Celine Dion and Anne Geddes. Nothing could prepare me for the horrors that awaited me within. First came the pictures. The worst was a baby who, while enclosed in an eggplant-esque, nylon womb, was seemingly having the nutrients sucked out of it by a parasitic Celine Dion. Perhaps that is how she gets her power. But beyond all of the nightmarish pictures, and the Celine Dion CD soundtrack to accompany your reading terror, was the publication date – 2004! I thought this book would be over 10 years old at least, but it was apparently just extremely out of date and style when published. Our system also had at least six copies of the $60.00 book, which is almost as big an atrocity as the fact that this book was ever published.
Holly: Six copies? Good grief! I’d be curious to know how many circulations they had to see what the ROI was. The pictures are really weird, although this IS cataloged as “photography of infants” with a call number of 779.25, so in that regard it is meant to be “artistic.” I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not very artsy, so if photos of faux-fetuses in faux-wombs is good art, then here is the book for you! This had to be one weird photo shoot to witness live.