Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Those Wily Librarians

Lovely Girl came racing up the sidewalk after school the other day, just bursting to tell me about...her library book. (Yep. Her library book. We here at Chez Wheedleton are Unapologetic Book Fiends.)

Specifically, she was bursting to tell me about choosing her library book: See, she was perusing the shelves, just meandering, until a book, any book at all, caught her eye.

And then, she saw it.

Was it a title she'd been eagerly looking for?
Not this time.

Was it the fantastic illustration on the cover?

Was it the shiny gold lettering on the spine?
Sort of.

This is the title as she saw it that day, sitting innocently on her school library bookshelf:

Lovely Girl snatched that book up without even cracking it open. She couldn't get to the check out desk fast enough. In fact, she didn't even notice that the book is by an author she loves until she got home and pulled it out of her backpack to show it to me.

Sticker placement coincidence?

Fellow potty humor enthusiast?

Or a very clever librarian?

We may never know.

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The full title of the book pictured above is The Telling Pool, by David Clement-Davies. The Third Crusade? Arthurian legend? Ancient magical pool? Enchantment? A boy who must defeat an evil sorceress and save his father? Awesome!

I called dibs after she's done reading it.

(Oh, who am I kidding? I see a bookstore visit in my very near future...)


  1. The Telling Poo! Ha ha. That's a riot, Kim.

    Actually, I've read The Telling POOL and it's great. I'd be happy to lend you my copy, if I ever saw you!

  2. Hi, Joanne,

    It has been a while, hasn't it? I couldn't make the conference this year. Did you go?

  3. Yes, I did. Had a somewhat strange professional critique. I'll tell you about it in an email, eh?


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