Submitter: Apparently, this book is supposed to teach young children what to do if they encounter quicksand. I’m not sure how useful that is, and in any case, the book reads much more like a picture book than juvenile nonfiction (which is where I found it). If it still circulated, I’d keep it, but it hasn’t moved off the shelves in more than ten years. It’s time for this one to go.
Holly: But it’s by Tomie dePaola! But it’s cute! But kids might just be interested in what quicksand is even if it is impractical to think they’ll ever need the information.
While all of these things are true, if it hasn’t moved in ten years it is a reasonable weeding candidate. Just thought I’d throw in all the reasons some of you out there may be aghast at this choice! It’s only an awful library book if you’re holding on to it for the wrong reasons. TEN years with no circulations is a lot, you guys. You could be maybe move it to the picture books with the other dePaola books to see if it does any better before giving it the axe.