Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Is it just me?

Or does anyone else find the notion of these two advocacy children's picture books coexisting on the same shelf incredibly amusing?

Because every social/political issue needs a picture book, right?

*Brian points out that some people in the world haven't heard of My Beautiful Mommy, which does for cosmetic surgery what Everybody Poops does for excrement. Click the picture for the full story. I couldn't be bothered to explain that because I was working on my proposal for Visiting Daddy at Club Fed, a picture book that explains how the Sarbanes-Oxley act rips families apart. I've already got the blurb from Martha.

(Thanks BoingBoing and Big A little a)


Brian said...

It helps if you explain that the first book is designed to help kids understand plastic surgery.

A.S. King said...

Is there a picture book that helps explain those damn Viagra ads yet?

I'm dreading the day I have to explain the 'erections that last longer than four hours' thing to my girls. Maybe a book would help.

All title ideas welcome.

Micol Ostow said...

I saw the plastic surgery one on Gawker and wanted to barf. Tragic!

Kelly said...

A.S. King brings up an excellent point.

I'm writing a picture book now. It's called: "If You Know What's Good for You, Kid, You Won't Talk to Mommy Before her Triple Tall Non-Fat Latte."

It has everything. A Very Important Teaching Moment (VITM, or Vitamin) and potential for corporate sponsorship. Is Flux looking to take on educational PBs, Andrew?

Brian Mandabach said...

My beautiful daddy! We could use the same cover. I want that surgeon if he could make ME that hot.

YNL said...

Yes, I've been looking for a book that will explain "What That Man Was Looking at on the Computer at the Library".

I was hoping Eve Bunting would do something on the topic, but so far no luck.

Gina MarySol Ruiz said...

I think I should write a companion cookbook to both books. I think I'll call it Cookies, Brownies and Melting Botox - Cooking with Beautiful Mommy and Marijuana.

Maggie Stiefvater said...

Well, thanks be to the gods, now there is absolutely nothing standing between me and my D-cups. I was worried about emotional scarring on my toddlers before, but . . . wow, there's a book to help me out.

Andrew, as always, your blog has been informative and useful. I think I'll get new lips and a spare set of eyebrows while I'm at it.