Boners: Seriously Misguided Facts- According to Schoolkids.
Way before there existed a show called, "Kids Say the Darndest Things" there was a book published in 1931 called "Boners by Those Who Pulled Them" in the same spirit. Now you know I think the publishers of this book have some kind of ruse by keeping this title to get a chuckle out of adults or perhaps they pulled a boner of their own. Prudence was not practiced here, slang aside this book is another testament of Dr. Seuss from his early works and once again we can see where he plucked ideas from his past drawings, and in this book you will see what I mean.
The uproarious 1931 New York Times bestseller is now back in print—beautifully redesigned to showcase the unmistakably brilliant original drawings by Dr. Seuss.
What on earth is a boner? It’s an outrageous mistake—and in Boners, the craziest and funniest ones ever made by schoolkids are collected for sheer fun. This brand-new edition of Boners, features the original artwork done by a young Theodor Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss.
It is an exciting glimpse of the early work of an artist who would go on to become one of the greatest and most successful author-illustrators ever. Dr. Seuss’s captivating drawings bring to life the silly and seriously misguided "facts" recited or written by young (and not so young) scholars-in-training. Here are a few of them—and yes, they are all real:
The inhabitants of Moscow are called Mosquitoes.
A vacuum is an empty space where the Pope lives.
Milton wrote Paradise Lost; then his wife died and he wrote Paradise Regained.
A senator is half horse and half man.