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: This book is living on our public library shelf with newer books on the same topic. However, it’s giving out cost and information from 1974! Completely out-of-date.
Holly:There is a list included below of the most popular dog breeds according to the AKC. FYI, Labrador retriever has moved up from #9 in 1974 to #1 in 2014, and Irish setter has moved waaaay down the list to #71. German shepherd is still #2. The book does talk about puppy factories, but less in ethical terms and more in money-making potential for average people. I’m not a fan of the cover art, either, but that’s not strictly weeding criteria. It’s old. ‘Nuff said.
Extra Cash For Kids
Belliston and Hanks
This book arrived complete with dirty cover, pages missing and a many pages were underlined and marked. So easy decision is to weed it because it is in awful condition. If I could just be permitted a brief rant on paperback editions, please. Folks, they are not meant to be permanent. In a library setting, a well-used paperback is not going to last but a few years. Since we have been doing this site, I have run into more ridiculous repairs on books that should have been retired a long time ago. I am also appalled at staff time and materials being hopelessly applied to a four dollar book. (Please do the math before “rescuing” a pathetic paperback!)
Anyway, back to this title. In 1982, this was a great choice for a public library youth non-fiction collection. I would guess that many of the ideas presented would still apply today. I am not a big fan of the illustrations, but this is still a good topic for a youth collection. I just think we can find something more current with some eye appeal for today’s youth.
By the way, does the “Halloween Insurance” smack of a protection racket?