Particularly Brainless Book Challenge
I don't usually weigh in on the various kidlit book challenges that crop up around the country, if only because I feel that Leila Roy at bookshelves of doom has that subject covered. But sometimes a challenge of a particularly silly stripe will catch my eye. Now we've always known that if Maurice Sendak was put on God's green earth to fulfill one purpose and one purpose alone, it was to drive finicky adults bezerk. So perhaps it is not too too odd that someone would go about attempting a ban on 1992's I Saw Esau. Is it merely offensive? No, my darling, it is downright "porn". So sayeth a concerned mother and, as Ms. Roy points out, "It sounds like the parent didn't go to the school with her complaint, but straight to the press." What a sweetheart. I'm especially amused that the woman's daughter had a great time with it before her mother intervened.
Pictures with post-it notes! Joy!