Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2017

Just a heads up that I'm going dark for several weeks. I may still update posts/challenges but there will be no new content, not even Thursdays.

My Mom died and I'm taking each day as it comes, plus helping my Dad go through her stuff.

Jan 16 update: Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, is in the hospital for bypass surgery

Feb 19 update: MIL is home now :-D and slowly getting better. I'm still helping my Dad with Mom's stuff but since my brother is out of town, I'm spending 4 nights at his house every week for a month. It's MUCH closer to Dad's and they do meals together and hang out.

Mar 8 update: I'm having a blast with my Dad. MIL has gone back to the hospital

Mar 29 update: MIL is home but not doing well.

Apr 9 update: SIL is nurse and has taken time off work to care for MIL who is basically receiving hospice care at home.

I'll see you in May . . . April 23 update: My Mother-in-law, who I call Mom, died yesterday.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Nudity: In the Night Kitchen

Nudity in a picture book? Well, the boy drops through the floor of his bedroom on the way to the "night kitchen" and he loses his clothes. Yup. HE. I'm sure most kids won't even notice that the boy has a penis. Actually, it doesn't look much like a penis, but the general shape and placement tell those who know that it is.

In the Night Kitchen

by Maurice Sendak

January 1996
ISBN: 9780064434362
40 pages

reading level: ages 3+

The child of the story is depicted floating from panel to panel as he drifts through the fantastic dream world of the bakers' kitchen.

I know I read this but I really wish I had written an actual review! I read it too long ago and it was a library book so I can't grab it off my shelves and re-read it. I remember his nudity coming up once during the book and I think it had something about going into space and he needed a space suit.

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heather said...

Would people rather he be disfigured by losing his penis too? LOL. Some people are way too sensitive.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I read this one last year for Banned Books week... its a cute little read. Thanks for being a part of banned books week!


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