Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Another book the world doesn't need

Spring is here, and I've been feeling mellow. A new book deal is proceeding apace. Life is good. I was beginning to think I'd used up my quotient of outrage for the year.

And then Maggie sent me this.

"This" is a book written by a plastic surgeon, aimed at kids to explain their mothers' plastic surgery.

As you can see from the sample panel I've included, it's worthy of outrage on many counts, including lousy illustrations and self-serving, poorly written text. Amazingly (or not), it's gotten quite a bit of national press, much of it rather positive.

I'm giving it two thumbs down. I only wish I had more than two hands.