Blood and Its Cargo
Here we go with another health book for the kids. Now is your chance to learn all about BLOOD! My problem with this book is the awful line drawings. It looks like “Flat Stanley” had some kind of terrible disfiguring accident. For the most part, the book is low on real information and some of the text seems odd or poorly designed on the book. I was almost thinking this was some weird poem.
Submitter: We are a technical college library and are weeding our Early Childhood Education collection comprised mainly of picture books. I came upon this title in my report and wasn’t sure I was reading it correctly. I went to the bib record, and, yes, that was the title. The subject listed in the bib was “Blood – juvenile literature.” Curiosity got the best of me and I pulled the book. I just about died when I saw the cover. It looks like we acquired the title in 1975 and it has apparently only circulated three times – 1984, 1988, and 2010. I had to share this little gem.
Holly: So glad you did! It’s so vintage-chic I can’t even stand it! The crayon drawings, the happy faces painted on the corpuscles, the little shorts and hats they are wearing…it’s all very 1960s. It’s mostly useless in a technical college library without an Early Childhood Education program, so good call on weeding it there, Submitter.