Why does that man have such a BIG NOSE? Quinsey 1986 This interesting little paperback showed up and at first I couldn’t figure out what the title meant. This picture book asks a question and gives an accompanying picture to help
Dougal the Garbage Dump Bear Dray 2005 Submitter: We had a lot of parents take this book out and abruptly bring it back the next day. I was curious, so I took a look. At first, the book is pretty
About Jerry and Jimmy and the Pharmacist Thompson, Lehmann, and Helfand 1964 Submitter: No better way to spend the day when you were a kid than getting a tour of the pharmacy by the pharmacist. Nothing like letting young kids around
Being an American Can Be Fun Leaf 1964 Submitter: First thing I love about this book is that being an American “can” be fun…not is or will be, but can be fun. It is a brilliant piece of Cold War
Shirley Temple’s Favorite Tales of Long Ago 1958 Who can argue with fairy tales, especially with Shirley Temple on the cover? Well this time I can. No one touched this book in at least a decade. Personally, I think this
Sally Can’t See Petersen 1974 Submitter: The highlight of the book is right there on the cover. A poor blind child with a bird on her head. Holly: This book is definitely outdated. It isn’t so bad otherwise, but I’m
I Can Be A Lawyer Brill 1987 Submitter: Someone actually submitted an ILL request for this book. I gave it out in hopes that it would not find its way home. Unfortunately, like the proverbial cat, it came back. It,
Will Dad Ever Move Back Home?
I have seen way too many of these books on this site that are STILL on the shelves. I know that the authors are trying to help, and for 1980 this is probably not too bad an attempt. It does bother me that these books seem to have the same theme over and over: Mommy is cranky and Daddy leaves. The example that follows is Daddy taking the child to get a hamburger and have an awkward conversation about custody arrangements. Again, I don’t see how this helps anyone, especially since nothing seems to be resolved at the end of the story. Short answer: I just don’t think these books age well.