A long while back, I check out a Japanese “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” book for my son.  Midway through he put it down and announced, “There are boogers in it.  I’m not reading it anymore.”  I checked the book, and indeed there were little yellow clumps stuck to the page.  Gross.

Now……….I wanted him to see some art so I checked out this book: http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E4%B8%96%E7%95%8C%E3%81%AE%E3%82%A2%E3%83%BC%E3%83%88%E5%9B%B3%E9%91%91-%E5%8D%98%E8%A1%8C%E6%9C%AC-%E9%9D%92%E6%9F%B3%E6%AD%A3%E8%A6%8F/dp/4591118649/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1391989833&sr=8-2&keywords=%E3%81%93%E3%81%A9%E3%82%82art%E3%81%9A%E3%81%8B%E3%82%93 So we were snuggled in bed, and I had the book propped on the duvet.  It is a very nice book, with a teeny bit of English.  (Though I wish the artwork’s name and artists were written using the alphabet.)

Anyway, we were immersed in the book and I turned the page.  A big fleck of scab (?) and a long black hair fell out from the between the pages.  Oh, ick!   It was disgusting.  Of course, my son wanted to put the book away immediately, and I have to admit that I did, too.

From now on, I will check all library books for……body parts.

But I am afraid this has totally put off my son from looking at library books.   Libraries are useful, just, ummmmm…..kind of gross.