Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Parents Beware!!


Not All "Picture Books" Are For Kids!

From I Am A Pole
by Stephen Colbert

The pic above is from an " adult picture book" a child chose off the shelf in the children's section at the main branch of the Greece Public Library. The parent had NO IDEA until reading it to her kids at home that it was AN ADULT BOOK! Talk about uncomfortable moments with youngsters ...

It turns out the book was improperly shelved by library staff. Oops!
 

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is no doubt a higher paying job than the one many HS grads will have.

SCATS said...

To 5:40PM ~~ Which job? The pole's, the stripper's or the librarian's?

Anonymous said...

stripper

SCATS said...

To 10:12PM ~~ But the stripper doesn't get the excellent pension or health care plan the teacher gets ;) Besides, the teacher has enough days off to have a second career on the side while still pulling in a fulltime salary off the taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

"The parent had NO IDEA until reading it to her kids at home that it was AN ADULT BOOK!"

I feel sorry for these kids. They stand no chance.

Anonymous said...

I love how you take something totally unrelated and turn it into a overpaid teacher rant again. The person commenting about salary made no mention of teachers.

SCATS said...

To 6:30PM ~~ Really? Get over yourself. When you take several kids to the library & let them select books from the children's section, the parent shouldn't have to worry about every book the kids choose. It's the CHILDREN'S SECTION.

SCATS said...

To 6:38PM ~~ Teacher, librarian ... there's no difference within the school district, and not that much in the town library.

Anonymous said...

"When you take several kids to the library & let them select books from the children's section, the parent shouldn't have to worry about every book the kids choose"

Yes they should... THEY ARE THE PARENT!!!

You need to stop making excuses for people who do a poor job being a parent.

It's the typical liberalization of society. It's always someone else fault. No need to take personal responsibility for your own actions or lack of common sense.

Just act shocked and blame someone else. You Greece people wonder why you are a laughing stock?

Think about it. Foolish actions like this parent's and silly postings by this blogger are why you are viewed in such a poor light. Duh!

SCATS said...

To 11:21PM ~~ I don't make excuses for people who really try to raise their children well (this parent does), and your charge that I'm liberal is very laughable by those who know me or follow this site!

You live in a dream world if YOU are able to monitor everything your child/children come into contact with. Who would have thought the library would become such a hostile environment towards children in recent years? First it was porn on the computers, then pedophile foot lickers, now "ault picture books" featuring strippers who pole dance.

Will you ride the school bus to ensure your kid isn't left in the hands of incapable bus monitors?

Anonymous said...

Teacher, librarian ... there's no difference within the school district, and not that much in the town library.

I guess you missed my point. The comment that you were responding to was that stripping was a higher paying job then most hs graduates would get. You found a way to make it into a teachers or librarians are overpaid issue. The person posting didn't reference either. In fact, I would say ALL teachers and librairians working in a school have a degree above a HS diploma. You are entitled to your opinion but to throw it into every post, even when it doesn't really apply seems silly.

Anonymous said...

SCATS- Did you or did you not make litterbox in the planter of the Children's Book Nook of the Greece Library last Tuesday?

SCATS said...

To 12:50AM ~~ I guess you missed MY point too. That makes us even :)

To 1:37AM ~~ 'twasn't me!!

Twins+2momma said...

I am the parent this happened to and I do briefly glance through my kids book selections ....a few pages. I should not have to read every single page of every book they check out prior to check out. I am a parent who censors my kids TV time and my TV is even locked down with a password so they cannot view anything without my supervision. I try my best to raise my kids properly and this picture book has children's illustrations and the cover is illustrated as such. It was improperly shelved by an intern in the new arrival section of the kids department. I briefly glanced through a few pages and it appeared to be a story of finding your role in life. What I didn't anticipate was this page in the middle and then the stripper standing next to santa pledging allegiance to the american flag on the second to last page (of course we never got passed the middle and chose a different book to read). I handled it as best as I could with my kids and then contacted the library. They said this book was flagged on their internal system because it looks exactly like a kids picture book. Please don't call me a bad parent when I was just as much victim of someone's foolish mistake. I will now sit and scan EVERY SINGLE PAGE OF EVERY SINGLE BOOK! But why should a parent have to do that in the children's department? It was a picture book! This could have happened to anyone but I was sure to bring it to the library 's attention so it didn't happen to another family.

Anonymous said...

@SCATS12:37 - Nobody called you a liberal. Stop lying!

SCATS said...

To 12:35PM ~~ I agree that you shouldn't have to check every page. In fact, I wouldn't. There's only so much you can do to protect your kids these days. I know you are an aware parent who works hard. Keep it going :)

To 12:56PM ~~ I don't lie which is one reason why this BLOG is such a pain in the arse to certain people ;)

Actually, it was implied that I'm part of the "liberalization" mentioned earlier. But I know that's probably beyond your ability to comprehend ;)

Anonymous said...

"and your charge that I'm liberal is very laughable"

As far as anyone reading can see, no one charged you with being a liberal.

Good shift though from saying you were "charged with" and then shifting to "it was implied." Very slick backpedal.

Please don't make things up that never actually occurred.

SCATS said...

To 5:38PM ~~ Again, I don't "make things up." But then YOU already know that ;)

Since comprehending English appears to be your weakness, I'll explain this to you in detail.

8/02/2012 11:21 PM wrote: "You need to stop making excuses for people who do a poor job being a parent.

It's the typical liberalization of society."


Based upon the grammar, sentence structure etc. "liberalization" is a result of people, in this case SCATS, making excuses for poor parenting. Since the comment was aimed at me and is clearly stated in the context of cause & effect, SCATS was deemed to be liberalizing, which we all know is something that A LIBERAL DOES!

END OF DISCUSSION :)

Anonymous said...

Dear 12:15, you did a very poor job of flipping through a couple of pages of this book and NOT knowing it was a book for adults.

IT WAS WRITTEN BY STEPHEN COLBERT FOR GOODNESS SAKE!!!

His name is prominently displayed on the front cover clear as day.

SCATS said...

To 10:53PM ~~I bet you either don't have kids or are covering for your own failures as a parent by ragging on this poor lady.

Not everyone knows who Stephen Colbert is. Especially not a busy parent who tries to constantly supervise more than one kid ;) They often have no time or energy for TV viewing of adult shows.

Anonymous said...

this is the best book, you need to check out the interview with Maurice Sendak from the Colbert Report that involves this book.

SCATS said...

To 9:45AM ~~ Just did, thanks.

Twins+2momma said...

To 10:53... First of, I had no clue who Stephen Colbert was until after the unveiling of this book to my children, which of course immediately prompted me to jump online and check out the reviews and find out who he is. I don't watch much television and I don't watch late night tv shows (but now I know who he is). However, with that being said, do you know how many celebrities have written children's books as part of trying to do something different in their careers? To name a few... Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, Britney Spears, Steve Martin, Bernadette Peters, Whoopi Goldberg (a book about manners LOL), Tori Spelling, LeAnn Rimes, Gwyneth Paltrow and John Lithgow. I do believe the saying goes.... don't judge a book by it's cover and in case you didn't take a closer look at the front cover of the book written by Stephen Colbert's adult picture book, on the very top of it is a quoted critique of it by Maurice Sendak, author of the CHILDREN'S BOOK "Where the Wild Things Are!" Hmmmm.... get over yourself!