Highly Inappropriate Tales for Young People
Douglas Coupland and Graham Roumieu
I don’t know why the dustjacket for this book has pictures of children leaking from every orifice – one boy has shit his pants while another is pissing himself, a girl is crying, and a third boy is disgorging a Niagara of vomit – when this isn’t a motif worked into any of the stories. Maybe the publishers were just trying to make the point that while this is a book that is inappropriate for young people, it is wholly appropriate for hip older readers who like to think they’re smarter than the average fifth-grader. More curious than risky, but the illustrations by Graham Roumieu are pretty good.