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Waxing poetic

wax

Wax in our World
Russell
1966

Wax as a topic for a medium public library juvenile nonfiction section has got to be one of the oddest ideas ever.  Just so you all know, I have no bias against the subject of wax.  Hey, wax as a part of a craft or in candle making, I would be all over that.  Waxing as hair removal, I might be interested in that for my collection.  (Okay, I might have to be sold on that idea.   Can you imagine the illustrations when they get to discussing the bikini line?)  What makes me laugh is the idea that somewhere a publisher was in a meeting saying  “I think the kids are looking for a good book on wax”.

Mary

Cool and Cordless!!!

GetTheMessagesm

Get the Message
Skurzynski
1993

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!”

Mary

Your cat’s sex life

cats in love

My Cat’s in Love or, How to Survive Your Feline’s Sex life, Pregnancy and Kittening
Manolson
1970

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!

Holly