Yes, this is a humor book. And it’s funny! It is a board book that suggests that Baby should take over the family’s finances. Open a new account! Apply for a home equity loan! And a penny for baby’s trouble. Baby didn’t have anything better to do, after all.
This is weird, for sure, but cute that it’s a board book as if it’s really “for” a baby. What will they think of next?
Submitter: I might be an adult, but when I find books like this I turn into a middle schooler. Really, publishers ought to run all of their books by a group of 12-year-olds. It would save everyone a lot of time and trouble
Holly: <Snort!> Ok, ok. There’s nothing really wrong with this book. It’s fine for a library collection. I’m not personally a fan of this art style – half-drawn, half real-life image. But, the rhymes are clever and it’s colorful. It’s fun to read about your junk. (Does anyone remember the Eddie Murphy song “Boogie in Your Butt”? It is now playing on a loop in my head. You’re welcome.)
This was snagged from the humor section and is a training manual for Jewish mothers and how to really use passive aggressive comments and guilt. The author asserts that this training is also appropriate for other ethnic groups and religions.
Of course this book is old but not necessarily a bad choice. My gripe is that the tape and certain unidentified substances make it weed-worthy. I will leave it to the Jewish mothers out there to discuss the accuracy of the “advice”.