Keeping your body alive and well
In 1978, maybe this isn’t the worst choice for a youth collection, but 2010, no question. This book is more than 100 pages and doesn’t seem to end any time soon. I have assembled some of my favorite pages for your perusal. Note how how wild beasts and animals are referenced. I really wish she had included some illustrations of wild beasts along with the animals. Wait a minute! Maybe she means the people are the wild beasts. Now it makes more sense!
These books are a long time favorite at ALB and of course my favorite is always the embarrassing parents.
A Guide to Beauty, Fashion & Health
This little gem I found trolling through a catalog (yes, this is how I spend my free time). It is ten different kinds of awful. From what I can tell, this was a donation added to the collection in around 1990. Anyway, regardless of the dated nature, this book is just lousy. Take a look at these professional illustrations. I am sure teens will be lining up for this book.
or this one:
Better yet, how about giving some instruction in an eating disorder: