An Offensive Way to Mark the Page
I tend to use pretty uninteresting bookmarks. Receipts, post-it notes, index cards – nothing special. The mark below, however, has some character. It has some shock value. Pull this out of your book and 80% of people will be repulsed (estimation may be off +-3 percentage points).
The only question is, what would be the best book to use it in? Based on the recent New Yorker article “The Lion and the Mouse”, I think we all know which book Anne Carroll Moore (A.K.A. Inventor of Children’s Librarianship) would have chosen to use it in.
Image 1: ‘Dead Mouse Bookmarks‘
Image 2: ‘Dead Mouse Bookmark, Transparent‘
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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