Crisis: Children’s Books About Underwear Reach All-Time Low
I was looking up 2022 children’s books based on underwear, as one does (and by that I literally mean one), and I made a shocking discovery:
Undies are underperforming.
Never in the recent history of children’s books have there been so few books about unmentionables.
This is a problem.
I mean, all I have to offer young readers is this incredibly small (but proud) 2022 group:
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You expect me to run a library in the year 2022 with only FIVE new books about underwear?
And don’t go into the comments and start naming past books about underwear – I demand freshness.
This is not okay. Children’s literature authors and illustrators of the world, I beg you to up production ASAP.
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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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