Long time veterans of this site will of course recognize the ALB mascot author and illustrator just from the cover.
How can you resist the premise? Handicapped kid caught in a burning house. Where were those parents? Who started this mess? Naturally no one answers the interesting questions. Our hero, Daniel was left alone for “just a minute”. All of a sudden a major fire happens and Daniel can’t get out. (You know, cuz he’s handicapped) Thanks to firefighters and brother (and even the dogs!) Daniel lives another day as a hero.
This time we also have a bonus! There are questions for discussion included! (Unfortunately, the questions I want answered are not presented.)
More Doris: Newbies to our site, prepare yourselves!
Nice Girls Do
and now you can too!
Ladies, here is your permission to love sex as much as the guys. Kassorla uses what she calls the “pleasure process”. Couples are encouraged to let down inhibitions and communicate with your partner. This book is a fine choice for a library in the early 80s. In some situations, it might even be considered a bit radical for assuming the ladies are entitled to “like” sex.
This book is very much a product of the times. The advice is simple and has overtones of Transactional Analysis. The examples are dated and of course I would like to think that maybe (that is a big maybe) we have progressed a bit in regards to women’s sexuality.
So ladies, go out and discard your “tv dinner” sex life and try the banquet!
More sexy stuff for ladies:
Ask a Man (one of my favorites!)
Make your own sex toys (nsfw!)
It Won’t Last Forever
This time, our favorite author tackles depression. Our protagonist, Kristen is watching Mom slide into a very dark place. Evidently Dad left, Mom lost her job, and the baby is crying. Poor Kristen is left to hold everything together. Mom attempts suicide and is hospitalized. Kristen is confused. The doctor fixes everything and they all go home. I wonder if he also helped her get a job and find Dad?
Same simplistic story and creepy illustrations as we have seen in the past. I know all of you appreciate this wonderful, uplifting story just in time for the holidays.
For the newbies to this site, you should indulge in some of Doris’ greatest hits.