What’s Wrong with Timmy? Shriver 2001 Submitter: This book is part of a series by Shriver for helping kids accept the fact that bad stuff happens to people and no one knows why. There is another book we own by Shriver
Tag: special needs
Don’t Feel Sorry for Paul
Don’t Feel Sorry for Paul Wolf 1975 You can tell by the cover of this book that it is old! The one dark spot over the word “Don’t” in the title is where the protective plastic cover is ripped. Condition
Don’t Look at Me!
Don’t Look at Me A child’s book about feeling different Sanford 1986 Regulars to our site will immediately recognize the creepy cover illustration style as one of our favorite authors here at ALB. For you new folks, prepare for some
Who Cares About Disabled People?
Who Cares About Disabled People Adams 1989 Submitter: I suspect it’s a series of “who cares about…” but still, it made me laugh out loud. It’s 20 years old now (according to World Cat, which also revealed it’s still available…)
Crafts for (the) retarded?
Crafts for Retarded: Through their hands they shall learn
Some librarian spies from the west sent along this wonderful title to ALB. I am not quite sure of the craft on the front, but the spies sent along a page featuring this ultra cool Indian tom-tom craft. A quote from the cover blurb: “This book is written primarily for teachers and for parents whose youngsters have come into the world with less potential than the so-called ‘average’ child.” Submitters say: “What better way to raise a child’s potential than by teaching him or her to stretch a goat skin to make a drum, then paint swastikas on it?”
Creative Recreation for the Mentally Retarded
Thank you to the anonymous submitter for this one! Wow. I’m going to assume that most librarians do not think this is a good choice for today’s shelves. Here’s a great example of how if you don’t keep up with weeding, when you finally get around to it you’ll realize how many ridiculous books like this you still have on the shelves. What must the public think?? There are lots of better, more current choices for books on this topic.