January 5, 2011

The Wednesday Bookshelf: Bunnycakes And Wee Little Chick

Now ordinarily I would not pick a TV character book off the shelf at the library.  It's just not in me.  I'm the girl that won't buy the movie tie-in version of the book, and sits through the movie adaptation with not at all concealed scorn.  I think the scientific term is "book snob".

Bunny Cakes (Max and Ruby)So when I picked up Bunny Cakes, my only excuse is that I didn't know that Max and Ruby was a TV thing.  Oh, but I just looked it up and apparently they were books first.  So that's all right (Book Snob). 

Whatever their origin, this book is too cute to miss.  Not for the story, so much, although it's cute enough.  What stole my heart (and made the book seriously overdue at the library) were the pictures of Max writing out "Red Hot Marshmallow Squirters" and hoping that the grocer would give them to him.

This is a book I will buy, and like "I love you", that's not a phrase I use lightly.  I suspect it's the cheapness.

Wee Little ChickA book I will not buy, and hope to avoid at the library for the rest of my life is Wee Little Chick.  It belongs in the Isn't That Precious genre, which is one I try to avoid.  Oh yes, isn't it precious that the smallest chick found the biggest seed, stood the tallest, blah blah blah.

It clearly brings out my inner snark (although she's not buried too far below the surface), and snarkiness + bedtime story = general badness.

The best thing about the Wednesday Book Shelf is that it makes finding books like this feel like a great discovery.  "Yay!" I cry, usually in the middle of the library, "It's a bad kids book!  Just what I was looking for!"

They love me at the library.