Garbage books

July 29, 2020


I think that my curmudgeoness is starting to take over. I really, really, really dislike garbage books. Most of current children’s books are complete crap.

This is a page from a popular author’s sequel. I’ve never read the first one (name withheld), but as I started to read this one with some children, I ‘noped’ right out of it. There is no punctuation. I’m sure it is a stylistic choice, but it sure is a dumb one.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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4 Responses to “Garbage books”

  1. Brad Said on:

    No punctuation? It surprises me that such liberties would be taken in books for kids so young.


    • Lauren Said on:

      I guess I should have said ‘random’ punctuation. You can see the quotation marks, and there were question marks sprinkled throughout. I should start a Garbage Book series. I’d have years of material.


  2. Deborah Said on:

    Commas save lives! Don’t they know that?!


  3. Lauren's dad Said on:

    May I enlarge your garbage book pile by throwing digital media articles of white print on black on it?


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