Tuesday, April 19, 2011

how amazon is screwing with me, subtitled: don't judge a book by its cover

Apparently I need to learn to read.
Or Amazon needs to stop selling arbitrary products.

Follow along:

This is one of our favorite books to read at bedtime. I purchased a copy of this book to send to my friend Ana in Spain to read to her son and daughter (on the way!)

Then I ordered this book because every book by Robert Munsch is awesome. I used to love this book when I was kid. So I ordered this one to read to my girls.

Now for some perspective.
I Have to Go is a normal sized, 8"x8" book. Time for Bed is 24"x24". THAT IS TWO FEET OF BOOK. WHO THE HELL NEEDS A BOOK THAT IS THAT BIG? Needless to say, I did not send this book to Spain.

Again, I Have to Go is our normal sized book. Thomas' Snowsuit is 2x2. INCHES. Is this a pocket book? Is this for mice to read? Really? Who wants a book that small? I need a microscope to see the pictures.

In summary, read the description on your Amazon purchases. And don't judge a book by its cover. Because the cover might be really big. Or in some cases, really small.

Also, if you are a teacher in need of a very large book, I am happy to donate this copy of Time for Bed to you. I'll be keeping Thomas' Snowsuit in my back pocket for when I need some quiet time.


  1. Haha. . .No thanks! I hate reading those big books in class! They are always so awkward to hold and turn the pages.

  2. I died laughing reading this.

  3. Hilarious. Time for Bed takes the cake as biggest baby book EVER!

  4. This made me laugh. Why would anyone need a book that big? Or that small?