As I browse through the children’s collection, I occasionally wonder what publishers were thinking when they picked titles.

These two caught my eye:

As opposed to, say, crocheting because it bores you to tears, or because that was mom’s idea of a punishment, etc etc.  You mean this isn’t supposed to be an activity that makes you miserable?  (No comments from the peanut gallery on how badly I crochet.)

And then there’s this….

Now, yes, I understand that Mimosa is subgrouping of herbs and shrubbery.  Let’s be honest though–show of hands–how many of you thought about the breakfast beverage of OJ and Champagne rather than a member of the legume family? Especially when you pair it with the word “River.”