Once I was Obnoxious…
and You’ll Never Guess What Happened
How can you pass up a title like this? Our friend Doris has yet another incomprehensible book. Evidently, from the back cover, this book is supposed to teach respect. There is also a detachable paper doll that is supposed to slide in and out of the pictures in the book. I handed this book to several people, including some reasonably sharp librarians (it was early in the day), and no one understood what was going on, couldn’t follow the story, and ended up being mad that I made them read something so weird before having coffee.
From my best guess, this is a fanciful story of kids traveling through the world (and space!) doing awful things to other people. They finally end up in a re-education camp (seriously) and have to write “I will not be obnoxious” over and over. This “treatment” cures them and they return home without any obnoxious behavior. Lesson learned.
I will be in the back with booze and chocolate trying to make sense of the world if anyone needs me.
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