No, I don't have any Disney Princess books.
No, I don't have any Pokemon or any of the kiddy "Star Wars" books.
No, I don't have any "Dora the Explorer" or "Yo Gabba Gabba" or whatever the toddlers are into this year.
I don't even have any "Sesame Street" books--though I do admit to having some terrific Sesame music CDs and some of their videos.
Because I am a mean, mean old lady who never let such books into her own home.
girls had "Blue's Clues" and Disney Princesses and whatever else we
bought them at the supermarket, or at the yard sale or at the used book
store. And that's my point.
We ALL have that crap in our houses. It's fun, ephemeral stuff.
However, few people own their own copy of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" or "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" or dozens of other books that matter. Books that are fun, but that go beyond the mass media bilge.
That's what my tiny little budget (and it has gotten even tinier in recent years) is spent on. That's what I will continue to spend it on.
If you want those books, head for another library.Though even if they do buy them you'll be lucky if you find any on the shelf.
These books are poorly bound and wear out in a flash and those that do hold together tend to develop little feet and walk away from the library on their own.
And that goes double for their DVDs.................