Submitter: Here’s one that I recently found and weeded in our collection—2 copies, no less (and both had circulated recently)!! Mainly, the photos are so dated and all in black and white—the information isn’t bad, just dry. The seed company on the last page—Joseph Harris Company—is still in business as Harris Seeds!
Holly: The pictures definitely scream 1974. That was the year I was born, and I’m 43 years old. The kids in that picture are pushing 50 now. Cute idea, and a totally reasonable choice for a public library in 1974, but it really is dated and kind of boring. In my public library, books like this fly off the shelf every October. We want to offer the most interesting and appealing pumpkin/jack-o-lantern books we can!