Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Strange Butt True!

Well, readers, children's literature sure has changed since my days as a boy in the one-room schoolhouse on the prairies of South Dakota... oh, wait - that was Laura Ingalls Wilder. Well, still, children's literature is a different breed of animal these days. Kids like their literature full of humor - crude, silly and visually engaging.

Which makes The Day My Butt Went Psycho! (Based on a True Story) the perfect example of this postmodernist approach. Written by best-selling author Andy Griffiths, this book is apparently the "epic tale of one brave boy and his crazy, runaway butt."

The book description really says it all:

Can Zack save the earth from butts gone berserk? Can he defeat the biggest, ugliest, meanest butt the world has ever seen? More important, will Zack and his butt ever find true happiness? It's an adventure you and your butt will never forget.

There is even a warning on the back of this book - Rated "G" for gross. Your 11-year-old son will be in book heaven.

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