Morning all! Today I will be presenting a lucky dip, which involves typing a term into the Book Depository’s search engine and carefully mining, processing, polishing and presenting to you all the diamonds in the rough that you perhaps wouldn’t normally encounter in your day-to-day book searchery.
This time around, I thought I’d search for that perrenial favourite of children’s literature – the “my first” book. You know the type. My First Book of Colours, My First Book of Horses and Ponies…..how odd, I hear you ask, could this search really get? Well sit back my friends and enjoy My First Lucky Dip of My First Books for Odd Children and Others…
For the budding politician, thespian or other precocious child:
My First Monologue Book: 100 Monologues for Young Children (Kirsten Dabrowski)….Initially I read that title as one thousand monologues. Still, at 100 there’s probably about 95 too many here. I can imagine this kid being a right old hit at dinner parties later in life, can’t you?
For the budding philosopher or pint-sized lover of classical literature:
My First Kafka: Runaways, Rodents and Giant Bugs (Matthue Roth/Rohan Daniel Eason) … actually, I wouldn’t mind this one myself. I’m quite happy to have classic literature dumbed down for me so I can look intelligent at parties without having to actually read the original.
For the budding sociopath:
Hack/Slash: My First Maniac (Tim Seeley)…admittedly, I don’t think this one’s for kids…
For the budding granny, grandad, craft or fashion enthusiast:
My First Cardigan Workbook: Knit Your Way to Success with 8 Top-Down Cardigans (Georgia Druen)….notice that the title indicates that success will come with the cardigans. Who’d have thought – all this time people have been chasing success through money, hard work, cheating…when all they had to do was foster a love for the twin set.
For the budding geneticist or evil cloning genius:
My First Book About DNA (Katie Woodard)..I can just picture a whole generation of small girls using this book as the first step in cloning a whole army of Dollies…
And finally, for the slightly impressionable young Harry Potter fan:
My First Little Workbook of Wicca (Violet Rieth)…nope, I didn’t see that one coming either!
If you know of any unexpected (yet welcome!) My First titles, please do share them in the comments!
Until next time,