What’s Up with Richard: Medikidz Explain Leukemia
Submitter: This one may not be in anyone’s collection yet (pub date is April 2010), but I want to pre-weed it. There is no way I would ever purchase this for a teen nonfiction collection. It reminds me of early 1980s X-Men comics. We’ve been laughing at this cover for hours, especially the baby in the suit of armor at the front.
Holly: The cover IS pretty funny! These disease books for kids are one extreme or the other: so horrifying that it makes kids cry, or over-the-top, ridiculously upbeat and “cutsey.”