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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Review: Donkeys Can't Sleep in Bathtubs and Other Crazy Laws by Susan Dach

I won this in a Member Giveaway on Library Thing.

About the Book:

Did you know -Donkeys can't sleep in bathtubs in Brooklyn? -It's against the law to disturb honeybees in Nebraska? -And in Gary, Indiana, you aren't allowd to eat garlic and go to the theater? These are just a few of the wacky laws still on the books in these United States. This amusing collection of "strange, but true" laws is a must for trivia fans as well as those who just like to laugh!

My Review:

For some reason I love to find weird laws that make no sense in the present day. This book is full of them.

The author actually gives a reasoning behind one of the laws in the book, and it was quite interesting to learn why that law was enacted. I wish that there had been that kind of background info for all the laws, but being that I'm pretty sure this was a kids book I think it would have been too much.

It was a quick read (literally took me 10 mins.) The laws that were given kind of just make you think, why would they even need to make that law. Entertaining to read.

This book was published by Watermill Press, and I couldn't find a direct link to them, but it is available on Amazon.com


Enbrethiliel said...


It sounds great!

G.K. Chesterton once said, referring to seemingly outdated laws and dogmas, that if you're walking in the woods and come across a gate in the middle of nowhere, it's all too easy to assume that the gate serves no purpose. However, the gate does have a story, and you should find out what it is before tearing it down!

Anyway, the book sounds great, and I'd love to read an equally fun, but more comprehensive "adult" version. =)

Unknown said...


That is a great quote. It is so relevant to this book!

Thank you for sharing.