Get the Message
Thanks to the anonymous submitter for this catchy title from her juvenile nonfiction section. I wonder what the message is? How about “this library is SO irrelevant!”
My Cat’s in Love or, How to Survive Your Feline’s Sex life, Pregnancy and Kittening
Isn’t the cover of this book a hoot? I also love the title. There’s some useful information in this book, although I’m sure I could find it in a more current book than 1970. It’s entirely possible that some of the spaying/neutering techniques have changed since then. Either way, I learned something here. I didn’t know that the female equivalent to a “tom” cat is a “queen.” Public libraries need to do better than this antique.
I think I will hand this off to Mary since she has more crazy cat lady potential!
Teacher Spanks Johnny
Submitter: The book is called Teacher Spanks Johnny: A Handbook for Teachersby Catherine Humbargar Rovetta and Leon Rovetta (I’d love to meet their children now). Being a teacher myself, I just HAD to have this book. Empty threats are no more in my classroom! Not after a quick reference to page 18 in the chapter titled Force Used on Pupil By Teacher where it states that “five blows with a ping-pong paddle is not unreasonable force“. (Actually, I’ve never even dared to bring this book into my school for fear of it falling out of my bag or being discovered by the wrong person). Though the book is not loudly “condoning” corporal punishment in school, it does offer some sort of a shortcut for anyone in the mood to offer a few, quick lashes to a deserving student or two. It is meant to help the teacher understand the possible consequences of their aggressive (yet nurturing?) actions by referencing some similar court cases. So – the author is basically saying,do what you want to these little insubordinates, but first see what happened to the last guy that did it. If he’s not in trouble for doing it, then swing away!!